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Director:
Writers:
Claude Binyon (screenplay)
Elmer Rice (adaptation)
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Release Date:
26 November 1942 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(107 articles)
User Reviews:
Stylish, funny romantic musical See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Crosby Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Bob Crosby and His Orchestra)
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 ... Dance Extra (uncredited)

Irving Berlin ... Flower Store Manager (uncredited)
Karin Booth ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Donald Brown ... Child Dancer (uncredited)
William Cabanne ... Boy (uncredited)

Ruth Clifford ... Woman (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Marion Colby ... Dancer (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas ... Girl (uncredited)
June Ealey ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Edward Emerson ... Man at the Inn (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... Woman (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Glenn D. Forbes ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lynda Grey ... Girl (uncredited)
Kenneth Griffith ... Boy (uncredited)

Mildred Harris ... Woman (unconfirmed) (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)
Jack Lindquist ... Chorus Member (uncredited)
Teala Loring ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ... Dancer (uncredited)
Douglas MacArthur ... In montage (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bud Mercer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ross Murray ... Dancer (uncredited)
Anthony Nace ... First Dancer Ted Bumps Into (uncredited)
Jane Novak ... Woman (unconfirmed) (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 ... In montage (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ... Man (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Dance Extra (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)
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)
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7981)

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Trivia:
The firecracker dance sequence required 3 days of rehearsal and took two days to film. Fred Astaire's shoes for the dance were auctioned off for $116,000 worth of war bonds.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jim Hardy plays the bells on the Christmas tree at Holiday Inn, he hits the two bells twice, but in both cases, gets different tones the second time. This happens again, almost identically, when Linda Mason plays the bells on the movie set.See more »
Quotes:
Danny Reed:François! Have you seen Mr. Hanover?
François:Twice, sir. The first time he came from his dressing room he had a telegram in his hand. He ordered scotch and soda. A bottle of each.
Danny Reed:I know! I know!
François:The second time he came from his dressing room he asked which way is Connecticut.
Danny Reed:Connecticut?
François:Connecticut. He said he had a friend there who knows about women too.
Danny Reed:Why didn't you stop him?
François:How can I stop him sir when I don't know which way is Connecticut!
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Stylish, funny romantic musical, 3 August 2003
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

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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