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Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 September 1942 (USA)
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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.

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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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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Trivia

At the end of the first time Jim (Bing Crosby) and Linda (Marjorie Reynolds) sing "White Christmas", the fireplace seems to suddenly flare up and then die down. In an interview with director Mark Sandrich, he admitted it happened when the stagehand controlling the gas flame in the fireplace turned the control valve the wrong way, up instead of down. See more »

Goofs

Jim leaves his jacket in Ted's room before the first wedding. Although he doesn't pick it up, he has it when he goes into the studio. See more »

Quotes

Jim Hardy: I don't need a coat, now!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Swing Time (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
(1942) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears (dubbing Marjorie Reynolds)
Played on the movie set by the Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung by Martha Mears (dubbing Marjorie Reynolds) and chorus
Whistled by Bing Crosby
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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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