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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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 ... Nick Potter
Henry Kolker ... Edward Seton
Binnie Barnes ... Laura Cram
Jean Dixon ... Susan 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 ... 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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Taglines:

So daring -- so tender -- so human -- so true -- that everyone in love will want to see it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Cary Grant performed his own tumbling stunts. Before becoming an actor, he was part of an acrobatic troupe in vaudeville. See more »

Goofs

As Johnny and Ned leave the playroom, a focused shadow of the mike boom crosses Ned's face (at 27:36 on the Columbia/SONY DVD). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Susan Elliott Potter: Don't tell anyone, but I've got a run in my stocking.
Professor Nick Potter: Good heavens, we're ruined.
[to the butler]
Professor Nick Potter: Not a word of this to a soul.
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Connections

Featured in New York at the Movies (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Oceana Roll
(1911) (Uncredited)
Music by Lucien Denni
Lyrics by Roger Lewis
Played on a flute by Lew Ayres
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One of Cukor's best
11 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Likeable urbane comedy about an ill-fated courtship and the romance that springs up in the shadows behind it. Grant and Hepburn are fresh and fun to watch; Grant impresses with what feels like ad-libbed quips and shows off his vaudeville background by doing numerous gymnastic stunts. Hepburn sheds her usual stuffy airs and lets fly as a "black sheep" heiress, the betrothed's sister. Cukor directed it in his best imitation of Howard Hawks, but with his own personal style added -- like the "realistic" feminine relationship between Hepburn and her sister (Nolan) which deteriorates by the film's end into stereotypes.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,486
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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