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Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General. Written by
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This film was the first feature to use the VistaVision Paramount logo. A new logo, created especially for wide-screen, this logo appears more realistic and features a shot of a canyon with trees around it. The sky is more distant in depth and is full of contrast. The Paramount logo is pretty much the same as before here. The screen credit "Paramount (with the "P" written in their corporate font) proudly presents the first picture in" first appears over the mountain, and then the VistaVision logo appears, then the Paramount logo plays as usual (with the final notes of the Paramount on Parade march, followed by a bell sound). The Paramount mountain, with minor variations until 1986, served as the basis for the company logo for more than 30 years. See more »
Sometimes the audience knows better than the critics!
Over the years, I've read a number of professional critics' reviews of
film; almost all were mildly to severely negative. And here's the
interesting thing: I don't disagree with most of the individual carps.
the movie is a piece of fluff. Yes,the usually dependable Danny Kaye is a
bit weak in his performance. Yes, the plot mechanism for inserting many of
the production numbers is lame. Heck, even the continuity is poor...I
myself have discovered three noticeable continuity fluffs.
But here's the thing. The movie works, anyway!!!
Bing and Danny nevertheless make a likeable "Mutt and Jeff" duo. The
supporting cast all holds their own, from a radiant (and surprisingly
voluptuous) Rosemary Clooney, to the astoundingly agile Vera Ellen, to
Jagger's Patton-like General Waverly...they all hit their marks very well.
The plot-line is unbelievable. Who cares? This is a feel-good Christmas
Movie, for cryin' out loud! The production numbers are sheer fun, the
doesn't get in the way of all the beauty and great music, the actors are
obviously having a good time, and we're all allowed to window-peep on the
shenanigans. This is the PERFECT movie to put on after Macy's Parade,
all those who don't like football are helping prep for the big Turkey Day
meal. You sneak a bit of dressing or cranberry sauce, and watch a
production number. The plot is so user-friendly, missing five minutes
and there doesn't hurt.
Treat yourself. Discover why millions of views have made this movie a
holiday favorite, despite the critics' opinions!
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