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Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 September 1942 (USA)
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Elmer Rice (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Jim Hardy
Fred Astaire ... Ted Hanover
Marjorie Reynolds ... Linda Mason
Virginia Dale ... Lila Dixon
Walter Abel ... Danny Reed
Louise Beavers ... Mamie
Irving Bacon ... Gus
Marek Windheim Marek Windheim ... François
James Bell ... Dunbar
John Gallaudet ... Parker
Shelby Bacon Shelby Bacon ... Vanderbilt
Joan Arnold Joan Arnold ... Daphne
Bob Crosby Orchestra Bob Crosby Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Bob Crosby's Band)
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Storyline

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Rio, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures 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

The only non-Best Picture nominee for the year to be nominated for Best Story. See more »

Goofs

The telegram that Ted Hanover receives from Jim Hardy on Christmas Eve is dated December 25th. See more »

Quotes

Jim Hardy: Right now I've got the ledger in an iron lung.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve See more »

Connections

Referenced in Irving Berlin's White Christmas (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Careful, It's My Heart
(1942) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played during the opening credits
Played by the Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung by Bing Crosby at the Holiday Inn on Valentine's Day
Danced by Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds
Dance reprised by Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds during the Hollywood montage
Played as background music often
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Charming
24 December 2004 | by KremeSee all my reviews

The source of the song "White Christmas" would be worth watching just for that, but in addition the movie has a bunch of wonderful dancing, and quite a lot of charming songs; "I'll Capture Your Heart Singing", "Come To Holiday Inn", "You're Easy to Dance With", "Oh How I Hate to Get up in the morning", "White Christmas", and "Happy Holiday" (all by Irving Berlin) are some of the highlights.

Anyone who is a fan of Crosby or Astaire will enjoy this movie. Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale play perfect foils for Crosby and Astaire, supporting them.

The plot, what there is of it, is just enough to hang enough Muscial numbers on to keep the movie running along apace.


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