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Holiday Inn -- Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the sensational musical comedy Holiday Inn. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, this special edition features 13 holiday songs by famed composer Irving Berlin, including “White Christmas” – one of the biggest-selling recordings in music history!


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Claude Binyon (screenplay)
Elmer Rice (adaptation)
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Release Date:
26 November 1942 (Mexico) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
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great picture See more (90 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Jim Hardy

Fred Astaire ... Ted Hanover
Marjorie Reynolds ... Linda Mason
Virginia Dale ... Lila Dixon

Walter Abel ... Danny Reed
Louise Beavers ... Mamie
Irving Bacon ... Gus
Marek Windheim ... François
James Bell ... Dunbar
John Gallaudet ... Parker
Shelby Bacon ... Vanderbilt
Joan Arnold ... Daphne
Bob Crosby Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Bob Crosby's Band)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Arnold Jr. ... Second Dancer Ted Bumps Into (uncredited)
Loretta Barnett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Muriel Barr ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harry Barris ... Midnight Club Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Patsy Bedell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Flower Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Karin Booth ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Donald Brown ... Child Dancer (uncredited)
William Cabanne ... Boy (uncredited)

Ruth Clifford ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Marion Colby ... Dancer (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas ... Girl (uncredited)
June Ealey ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Edward Emerson ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Glenn D. Forbes ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lynda Grey ... Girl (uncredited)
Kenneth Griffith ... Boy (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)

Mildred Harris ... Maid (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Nightclub Doorman (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Pop (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
Kitty Kelly ... Drunk (uncredited)
Louise La Planche ... Girl (uncredited)
Lora Lee ... Girl (uncredited)
Glenn Leedy ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Jack Lindquist ... Chorus Member (uncredited)
Teala Loring ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ... Dancer (uncredited)
Douglas MacArthur ... General Douglas MacArthur (in montage) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Bud Mercer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Cameraman on Film Set (uncredited)
Ross Murray ... Dancer (uncredited)
Anthony Nace ... First Dancer Ted Bumps Into (uncredited)
Jane Novak ... Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Reed Porter ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Rebel Randall ... Girl (uncredited)
Keith Richards ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Man in Montage (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt (in montage) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ... Man (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Barbara Slater ... Girl (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Girl (uncredited)
David Tihmar ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
Writing credits
Claude Binyon (screenplay)

Elmer Rice (adaptation)

Irving Berlin (idea)

Ben Holmes  contributing writer (uncredited)
Bert Lawrence  contributing writer (uncredited)
Zion Myers  contributing writer (uncredited)
Francis Swann  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Mark Sandrich .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan (uncredited)
Cinematography by
David Abel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (gowns)
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Leonora Sabine .... hair stylist supervisor (uncredited)
Production Management
Charles Woolstenhulme .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Oscar Rudolph .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Sam Comer .... set dresser (uncredited)
William Flannery .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ray Moyer .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Earl S. Hayman .... sound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Ellis .... still photographer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Robert Allen .... animation director (uncredited)
Preston Blair .... animator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Billy Livingston .... wardrobe designer: chorus (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Emmett Dolan .... musical director
Arthur Franklin .... music assistant
Joseph J. Lilley .... vocal arranger (as Joseph Lilley)
Bob Crosby Orchestra .... Specialty numbers
Gil Grau .... music arranger (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Andrea Setaro .... music advisor (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Daniel Dare .... stager: dance ensembles (as Danny Dare)
Bob Crosby Orchestra .... specialty accompaniments (as Bob Crosby's Band)
Jean Bosquet .... publicist (uncredited)
June Chapman .... dancer (uncredited)
Bob Crosby .... specialty accompaniments band director (uncredited)
Eunice Douglas .... secretary: Irving Berlin (uncredited)
Grace Dubray .... script clerk (uncredited)
George King .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Norman Lacey .... location manager (uncredited)
Sam Ledner .... dance director (uncredited)
Al Mann .... dance assistant (uncredited)
Zion Myers .... production assistant (uncredited)
Hazel Noe .... dance secretary (uncredited)
Babe Pearce .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Trudy Wellman .... script clerk (uncredited)
Trudy Wellman .... secretary (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Australia:G | Finland:S | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7981)

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 11, 1943 with Bing Crosby reprising his film role. Dinah Shore appears as the female lead.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jim first plays "White Christmas" with Linda at the inn, he sits down to play a piano. However, there is no piano present on the audio track.See more »
Jim Hardy:[Handing a cup of coffee to Ted] Here, take a slug out of the mug.See more »
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50 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
great picture, 20 November 2004
Author: jel-12 from United States

In Holiday Inn it isn't Bing Crosby or Fred Astair that makes the movie outstanding, but rather the relatively unknown "B" movie star of the time, Marjorie Reynolds. As you watch this movie you can "feel" the mood that Marjorie is portraying at the time, just by the look on her face. For example, during the the "Easter" scene, her eyes and smiles say it all, you can see she is in love, and as she sings "White Christmas" at the end you can feel the sadness of her character - throughout the entire movie she says more with her facial expressions then the most popular movie stars do today in their entire careers... If you love truly good acting, Holiday Inn will make you smile and make you cry, it will bring back memories of a time when ladies could truly dance in high heel shoes, we don't see that type of dancing these days in movies. Picture quality, sound and special effects are not of primary importance in these kinds of films, these are the kind that rely on your own imagination and feelings, much in the way you do when you read a good book.

These older movies serve up so much good feelings they could be used to replace prescription meds for those feeling bad.

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