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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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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

During the Thanksgiving song, the record plays the lyric, "I've got ears to hear with," to which Jim (Bing Crosby) retorts "or fly with." Bing was known for thinking his ears were too big or stuck out too much; he regularly wore hats to minimize them. See more »

Goofs

When Danny Reed identifies Linda as "The girl in the flower shop!", he is pointing at her with his left hand. In the next shot his arm is down by his side. See more »

Quotes

Ted Hanover: When a fellow is surprised to hear about his own wedding, brother that's when I go to work with a clear conscience.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve 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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great picture
20 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

In Holiday Inn it isn't Bing Crosby or Fred Astair that makes the movie outstanding, but rather the relatively unknown "B" movie star of the time, Marjorie Reynolds. As you watch this movie you can "feel" the mood that Marjorie is portraying at the time, just by the look on her face. For example, during the the "Easter" scene, her eyes and smiles say it all, you can see she is in love, and as she sings "White Christmas" at the end you can feel the sadness of her character - throughout the entire movie she says more with her facial expressions then the most popular movie stars do today in their entire careers... If you love truly good acting, Holiday Inn will make you smile and make you cry, it will bring back memories of a time when ladies could truly dance in high heel shoes, we don't see that type of dancing these days in movies. Picture quality, sound and special effects are not of primary importance in these kinds of films, these are the kind that rely on your own imagination and feelings, much in the way you do when you read a good book.

These older movies serve up so much good feelings they could be used to replace prescription meds for those feeling bad.


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