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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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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 ...
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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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Trivia

The firecracker dance sequence was added to the movie as a patriotic number, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place during filming. The dance number required three days of rehearsal and took two days to film. Fred Astaire did 38 takes of the number before he was satisfied with it. The crew members had to wear goggles during filming, because the sand from the firecrackers flew into their faces. Later, Astaire's shoes for the dance were auctioned off for $116,000 worth of war bonds. See more »

Goofs

When Jim enters Ted's Hollywood dressing room, he has his pipe on the left side of this mouth. The next shot shows it on the right side, although he has had neither time enough, or his hands free to move it. See more »

Quotes

Lila Dixon: [about Jim] He gets a look.
Ted Hanover: He always has that look! It doesn't mean anything emotionally. It has something to do with his... liver.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Wedding Week 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ending Medley
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears (dubbing Marjorie Reynolds), Fred Astaire, and Virginia Dale
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Stylish, funny romantic musical
3 August 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

They don't get much better than this: Astaire with the drop dead dancing cool, and Crosby with the honey crooning, both competing for the same gal. Crosby decides to let it all go and settle in the country, then on a whim realizes he can open his country house as a club open on holidays only. The girl he ends up drafting for the floor shows ends up being the love of his life, and the dancing partner Astaire has always been searching for.

Astaire, Crosby, and Reynolds have great chemistry together: I thought it quite convincing how Crosby's overprotective zeal scared Reynolds away for a while, and Astaire was very cool and believable as a kind of an inoffensive opportunist who exploits Crosby's passionate responses to whatever threat he perceives in Astaire.

Top it off with many of Irving Berlin's best classic tunes, performed in interesting interpretations, and you have a very good musical film.


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