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Holiday Inn (1942)

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jim Hardy
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Ted Hanover
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Linda Mason
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Lila Dixon
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Danny Reed
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Mamie
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Gus
Marek Windheim ...
François
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Dunbar
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Parker
Shelby Bacon ...
Vanderbilt
Joan Arnold ...
Daphne
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
Orchestra (as Bob Crosby's Band)
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Storyline

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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26 November 1942 (Mexico)  »

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15 Dias de Prazer  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marjorie Reynolds' singing was dubbed by Martha Mears. See more »

Goofs

During the opening shot Ted Hanover gets out of a cab in front of the night club. Three little boys are playing the harmonica and dancing. They are dancing to "Singing A Song Of Freedom" which Jim Hardy does not write until the Fourth of July more than a year later. See more »

Quotes

Dance Extra: What is this the daisy chain?
Ted Hanover: Sorry, we're just looking for the back of a woman we don't know.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
(1918)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
In the score when Jim's alarm clock rings
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Holiday Inn - Truly Classic
12 September 2005 | by (Tilton, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I always feel that a true classic is either a film or a song that within a few feet of film or a few bars of a tune, you know exactly what the song or film is and in most cases the cast or artist who was involved with it.

This film, in my opinion, is no exception. The casting of this film (Bing Crosby as Jim Hardy and Fred Astaire as Ted Hanover) is pure genius. Both stars were really at their professional peaks at the time and they show it in this movie musical.

Both Marjorie Reynolds as Linda Mason and Virginia Dale as Lila Dixon were not as well known, but I feel they both more than proved themselves in holding their own against the talents of Astaire & Crosby.

The supporting cast were fine too. Louise Beavers as well as Walter Abel gave some comedic relief in their roles as Mamie & as Danny Reid.

The firecracker dance sequence with Astaire is well worth the price of admission alone! I also enjoyed the dancing sequence between Astaire & Dale during the "Your Easy to Dance With" number and between Astaire & Reynolds during the "Be Careful Its My Heart" number.

Truly a wonderful film despite the controversy surrounding the "Abraham" black face routine.

When I first saw this film, I never thought about it as being filmed to offend anyone, I just considered it was the only way to explain in the plot why Ted & Danny don't recognize Linda since Jim has been hiding her from them. I have never changed my feelings on this and still feel the same way some 35 years later after my original viewing.


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