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Holiday Inn (1942)

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

Directors:

Mark Sandrich, Robert Allen (uncredited)

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Elmer Rice (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mary Martin stated in her autobiography that she had to turn down the role of Linda Mason in this film (which eventually led to the termination of her contract at Paramount) because she was pregnant. See more »

Goofs

When Jim Hardy plays the bells on the Christmas tree at Holiday Inn, he hits the two bells twice, but in both cases, gets different tones the second time. This happens again, almost identically, when Linda Mason plays the bells on the movie set. See more »

Quotes

Lila Dixon: [to Ted] I love you... and Jim.
Ted Hanover: Well, I love Jim too... but let's not get too chummy.
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Alternate Versions

In 2008, the film was restored and colorized by Legend Films. See more »


Soundtracks

(I've Got) Plenty to Be Thankful For
(1942) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Bing Crosby from a record on Thanksgiving Day
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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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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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