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White Christmas (1954)

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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 »
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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 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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Taglines:

IRVING BERLIN'S WONDERFUL "WHITE CHRISTMAS" (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the "Wish I Was Back In The Army" number, when the civilian costumes raise up, Danny Kaye's outfit is that of a cobbler (shoemaker). Two years earlier in 1952 Kaye played the title role as a cobbler in Hans Christian Andersen (1952) See more »

Goofs

When Davis and Novello are talking about the sheriff, Davis suggests that Novello continue keeping the sheriff busy and then pushes Novello through the door and follows him through the door. However, when the camera follows Davis through the door, Novello is nowhere to be seen. 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

Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Rosemary Clooney
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a good holiday movie
15 April 2004 | by paptwinSee all my reviews

It seems every Christmas this is one movie I must watch, and never tire of it. The cast I thought was mismatched, Danny Kaye was a poor substitute for Donald O'Connor, yet he makes the character he plays so likeable that you can't help but be drawn to his character. Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby dressed as girls has to be seen to be believed. They make the " sisters " song take on a whole other meaning.

This is a picture that shows the magic of Christmas. The last scene with the general brings a tear to the eye. Once again this proves that musicals leave you with that special feeling.


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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:

$1,097,995
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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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