A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Norman Panama (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Bob Wallace
Danny Kaye ... Phil Davis
Rosemary Clooney ... Betty Haynes
Vera-Ellen ... Judy Haynes (as Vera Ellen)
Dean Jagger ... Major General Thomas F. Waverly
Mary Wickes ... Emma Allen
John Brascia ... John
Anne Whitfield ... Susan Waverly
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Storyline

Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General. Written by Norman Cook <cook@ssdgwy.mdc.com>

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BING and DANNY teamed for the first time to bring you a wonderful package of entertainment...the World's first film in VistaVision. And when they sing and dance with ROSEMARY and VERA-ELLEN it will warm you like Christmas punch! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the dancers accompanying Rosemary Clooney is George Chakiris. He went on to earn the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as "Bernardo", in West Side Story (1961). See more »

Goofs

When the veterans reunite for the general's surprise, Bob refers to the opening scene when they were in "Montecatino", and the DVD subtitles reproduce this error. The actual WWII location was Monte Cassino, Italy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
General Harold G. Carlton: Stop the jeep, Sergeant. What's this all about, Captain?
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Crazy Credits

This film was the first feature to use the VistaVision Paramount logo. A new logo, created especially for wide-screen, this logo appears more realistic and features a shot of a canyon with trees around it. The sky is more distant in depth and is full of contrast. The Paramount logo is pretty much the same as before here. The screen credit "Paramount (with the "P" written in their corporate font) proudly presents the first picture in" first appears over the mountain, and then the VistaVision logo appears, then the Paramount logo plays as usual (with the final notes of the Paramount on Parade march, followed by a bell sound). The Paramount mountain, with minor variations until 1986, served as the basis for the company logo for more than 30 years. See more »


Soundtracks

Mandy
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Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Sung by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney with a chorus
Danced by Vera-Ellen, John Brascia and ensemble
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All time favorite
19 August 2003 | by Anonymous24601See all my reviews

White Christmas is one of the best movie musicals of all times. The cast is a exquisite gathering of talent. The story covers music, theater, comedy, and drama; it is an exceptional classic. It would be hard to find another selection with the same synergy.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1954 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Irving Berlin's White Christmas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$566,045, 9 December 2018

Gross USA:

$928,298

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,099,207
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Perspecta Stereo (optical prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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