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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final feature film of Jean Dixon. See more »

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Though it's the Christmas season and everyone on the sidewalk is wearing overcoats, the cab driver in the opening scenes has his windshield cranked open. 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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Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
(1850) (Uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on banjo by Lew Ayres and Sung by Lew Ayres, Katharine Hepburn,
Jean Dixon and Edward Everett Horton
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Very charming movie
29 November 2003 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

I actually like this Grant and Hepburn pairing even better than The Philadelphia Story! The theme that love and independence are what's really important and that riches are not the be all and end all of life is very inspirational. Grant and Hepburn, and even Grant and Nolan at the beginning, have great chemistry and bring their characters to wonderful life. The supporting cast complements them perfectly. Cukor did a masterful job converting the story from the stage to the screen and coaxing the performances out of his cast. This is simply a wonderful movie, 9/10.


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