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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Jim Hardy
... Ted Hanover
... Linda Mason
... Lila Dixon
... Danny Reed
... Mamie
... Gus
Marek Windheim ... François
... Dunbar
... Parker
Shelby Bacon ... Vanderbilt
Joan Arnold ... Daphne
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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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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4 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some controversy surrounded the history of the song "White Christmas" when it was reported in a 1960 news item that Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1938. Had the song been published or introduced outside of the film, it would have been ineligible for an Academy Award nomination, but sources agree it was written for the film, copyrighted as unpublished in 1940 and then published along with the film's release in 1942. See more »

Goofs

Linda loses her hat in the pond when she is with Gus. Although she isn't seen finding the hat, she has it on when she and Lila are driving. 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 »


Soundtracks

Easter Parade
(1933) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played during the opening and as background music
Sung by Bing Crosby on Easter Sunday
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A True Classic
24 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is truly one of the great musicals to ever grace the silver screen. Between the great song, the dance numbers and the chemistry between Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, this film really is one of the the all time classics. What really makes it great is that it pretty much plays like a great Broadway review that uses the different holidays as an excuse to display the individual talents of each of the film's stars. However, the thing that this film will truly be remembered for is the fact that it introduced one of the all time classic song's to the world, "White Christmas".

Another thing that makes this film so beloved is that it came out during a time when America needed somewhat of a diversion, World War II. This film helped to give people something to put smiles on their faces as the whole world was going to hell. At least for two hours, this film helped America to forget its troubles and put a smile on everyone's faces.


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