After a whirlwind ten day courtship following their meeting while on respective vacations in Lake Placid, socialite Julia Seton and Johnny Case, a happy-go-lucky white collar working stiff with some business acumen, decide to get married immediately. It isn't until Julia needs to tell her Manhattan-based family - widowed father Edward Seton, brother Ned Seton and sister Linda Seton - of their engagement that Johnny learns of Julia's upper crust status. Edward is able to check out Johnny's background before giving his approval, he hoping Johnny is like his own father who was self-made. However, free-spirited Linda sees in Johnny the boost of joie de vivre the Seton family desperately needs. Despite being happy for Julia and her approval of Johnny as a prospective member of the family, Linda laments losing in Julia one of her comrades in arms in the battle against the conservative repression within the Seton family, led by their father, and their cousins Seton and Laura Cram. What ...
HOLIDAY with an extraordinary array of distinguished players.
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Did You Know?
Katharine Hepburn understudied Hope Williams as Linda Seton in the original stage production and would play the character on screen in the 1938 remake directed by George Cukor. See more
When Julia goes to the window to look for her father, she says, "Here's father," THEN moves the curtains aside and looks out the window. See more
Well, when I find myself in these situations, I ask myself, what would General Motors do? Then I do the opposite.
Version of Holiday
That Naughty Waltz
Music by Sol P. Levy
Played on a cabinet-style music box as Linda and Johnny dance See more