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
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Doris, the chorine whose stock response to any greeting is "Mutual, I'm sure," was played by Barrie Chase, who went on to partner Fred Astaire in his Emmy-winning series of television specials. In addition to scores of uncredited appearances in movie musicals, Chase also played brainy stripper Torchy LaRue opposite Tommy Sands in Twentieth Century-Fox's Mardi Gras (1958) and, memorably, Sylvester's (Dick Shawn) hysterically deadpan twist partner in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »
During the "Minstrel Show" number, the words go: "Oh, Mister Bones! That's terrible!... Ah, ha!... Yes, Mister Bones, that's terrible!... Oh, ho!" Watch Phil. He flubs the lip-sync and mixes up the "Oh, ho!" and the "Ah, ha!" Apparently, Bob and Betty noticed because, for a few seconds, it looks like they're trying not to laugh. But the pre-recorded soundtrack covers up any giggles that might have been happening. See more »
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 »
At the ripe young age of 28, I enjoy this movie more and more as the years go by. While it honestly has very few Christmasy scenes, no movie puts me in the Christmas mood more or faster than this one. For the humbugs that don't like it, they simply don't get it. It's heartwarming and delightful from beginning to end. Though somewhat cheesy, for a true fan, the cheese is just as good as the bread on either end. I personally fell in love with it because I'm a huge Danny Kaye fan, but the entire cast is wonderful. I grew up with movies like this thanks to my mother and grandmother, and I guarantee my kids will do the same. If you haven't seen it, do so. If you love it, grab some cocoa and join the rest of us in front the big screen. If you don't, then shame on you and a Merry Christmas anyway.
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