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Holiday (1938)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 15 June 1938 (USA)
A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay), Sidney Buchman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Linda Seton
Cary Grant ... Johnny Case
Doris Nolan ... Julia Seton
Lew Ayres ... Ned Seton
Edward Everett Horton ... Professor Nick Potter
Henry Kolker ... Edward Seton
Binnie Barnes ... Mrs. Laura Cram
Jean Dixon ... Mrs. Susan Elliott Potter
Henry Daniell ... Seton Cram
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen Harry Allen ... Scotchman (scenes deleted)
Frank Benson Frank Benson ... Scotchman (scenes deleted)
Aileen Carlyle Aileen Carlyle ... Farm Girl (scenes deleted)
Edward Cooper Edward Cooper ... Scotchman (scenes deleted)
Margaret McWade Margaret McWade ... Farmer's Wife (scenes deleted)
Frank Shannon ... Farmer (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing instead to spend the early years of his life on "holiday." With the help of his friends Nick and Susan Potter, he makes up his mind as to which is the better course, and the better mate. Written by Terri A. Mabry <tamabry@uci.edu>

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If you had a million... which sister would you pick to spend it with? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unconventional Linda See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes were filmed in Bishop, California to depict Lake Placid, New York that were intended to be the beginning of the picture. The idea was to "open up" the stage play by utilizing exteriors. However, when George Cukor saw the footage, he cut it. Only a few stills, used for theater lobby cards, survive. See more »

Goofs

When Linda decides to come downstairs to join the New Year's Eve party, her hairstyle when she begins her descent changes as she is descending the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Linda Seton: What's it like to get drunk, Ned?
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Well, I... how drunk?
Linda Seton: Good and drunk!
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Oh, it's wonderful. You see, you think clear as crystal. But every move, every situation is a problem. It gets pretty interesting.
Linda Seton: You get beaten in the end though, don't you?
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Sure, but that's okay.
Linda Seton: Where do you wind up?
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Where does anybody wind up? You die... that's okay, too.
Linda Seton: Oh, Ned! that's awful!
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Think so? Other things are worse.
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Connections

Referenced in C.B. Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sailor's Hornpipe
(Uncredited)
Traditional
Played on flute by Lew Ayres
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Delightful
5 October 2004 | by aeh16See all my reviews

This is such a sweet, funny, heartfelt movie. The first time I saw it, I immediately wanted to see it again. Like so many of Katharine Hepburn's movies, it's about the kind of love you don't often see in movies. Hers is a pure, sweet, and intelligent love, one which we see develop and with which, by the end of the movie, we wholeheartedly agree. Cary Grant is just delightful in his acrobatics and his naivete, and Hepburn has all of her idealism and wisdom, and proves once again that the two aren't mutually exclusive. If you love witty and intelligent romantic comedy, then this is for you. Not as wonderful as The Philadelphia Story, but great nonetheless.


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