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Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 4 September 1942 (USA)
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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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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4 September 1942 (USA)  »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The animated Thanksgiving sequence, in which a turkey jumps back and forth on the calendar between the third and fourth Thursday in November, is a topical reference to the "Franksgiving" controversy. In 1939 and 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt' attempted to change Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November, instead of the fourth, in an effort to bolster holiday retail sales by starting the Christmas season one week early. This led to a joint resolution in Congress, which Roosevelt signed into law in 1941, officially designating the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. See more »

Goofs

Linda loses her hat in the pond when she is with Gus. Although she isn't seen finding the hat, she has it on when she and Lila are driving. See more »

Quotes

Ted Hanover: It's going to be easy - like peeling a turtle.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Easter Parade
(1933)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played during the opening and as background music
Sung by Bing Crosby on Easter Sunday
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Charming
24 December 2004 | by (Earth (Middle)) – See all my reviews

The source of the song "White Christmas" would be worth watching just for that, but in addition the movie has a bunch of wonderful dancing, and quite a lot of charming songs; "I'll Capture Your Heart Singing", "Come To Holiday Inn", "You're Easy to Dance With", "Oh How I Hate to Get up in the morning", "White Christmas", and "Happy Holiday" (all by Irving Berlin) are some of the highlights.

Anyone who is a fan of Crosby or Astaire will enjoy this movie. Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale play perfect foils for Crosby and Astaire, supporting them.

The plot, what there is of it, is just enough to hang enough Muscial numbers on to keep the movie running along apace.


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