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White Christmas ()


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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.

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Bob Wallace
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Phil Davis
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Betty Haynes
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Judy Haynes (as Vera Ellen)
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Major General Thomas F. Waverly
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Emma Allen
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John
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Susan Waverly
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Bea Allen ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Benjie Bancroft ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Mary Bayless ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Joan Bayley ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Jimmy Brooks ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Mae Bruce ...
Lady in Depot (uncredited)
Tony Butala ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Glen Cargyle ...
Jeep Driver (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Evelyn Ceder ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Donald Chaffin ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Dancer at the Carousel Club (uncredited)
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Doris Lenz (uncredited)
Les Clark ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Bud Cokes ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Lorinne Crawford ...
Rita (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Albert (uncredited)
Fred Dale ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ...
Carousel Club's Maitre d' (uncredited)
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Ex-Staff Officer (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ...
2nd Conductor (uncredited)
Ken DuMain ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Luigi Faccuito ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Ernie Flatt ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Fogel ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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General Harold G. Carlton (uncredited)
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Ed Harrison (uncredited)
Marion Gray ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Train Conductor (uncredited)
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Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Station Master (uncredited)
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Carousel Club's Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Ex-Soldier (uncredited)
Judy Landon ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Perk Lazelle ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
King Lockwood ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Herb Lurie ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Vivian Mason ...
Rehearsal Blonde (uncredited)
Peggy McKim ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
William Meader ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
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Bandleader (uncredited)
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Carousel Club Diner (uncredited)
Roy Palmer ...
Dancer (uncredited)
James Parnell ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
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Ex-Soldier (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Edward Rickard ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Landlord (uncredited)
Edna Ryan ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
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Joe, Adjutant Captain (uncredited)
Bert Spencer ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Band Leader at the Carousel Club (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Mr. Herring (uncredited)
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Bennie Haynes (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)
Willard Van Simmons ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Novello, Nightclub Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Norman Krasna ... (written for the screen by) &
Norman Panama ... (written for the screen by) &
Melvin Frank ... (written for the screen by)

Produced by

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Robert Emmett Dolan ... producer

Music by

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Gus Levene ... (uncredited)
Joseph J. Lilley ... (uncredited)
Van Cleave ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Loyal Griggs ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank Bracht

Art Direction by

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Roland Anderson
Hal Pereira

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Sam Comer
Grace Gregory

Costume Design by

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Edith Head

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Andrew J. Durkus ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John R. Coonan ... assistant director (as John Coonan)
Richard Caffey ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Bernard McEveety ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dorothea Holt ... illustrator (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Cope ... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach ... sound recordist
Lyle Figland ... stage engineer (uncredited)
Harold Knettles ... sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joseff-Hollywood ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Alton ... stager: dances and musical numbers
Joseph J. Lilley ... music director / vocal arranger
Troy Sanders ... music associate
Van Cleave ... orchestral arranger
Michael Behan ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gloria Wood ... background singer: Vera-Ellen (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Heather Lee ... Audio Description Narrator
Richard Mueller ... technicolor color consultant
Nick Castle ... choreographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines First and unforgettable picture in VISTAVISION See more »
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Also Known As
  • Irving Berlin's White Christmas (United States)
  • Irving Berlin's White Christmas (United Kingdom)
  • Noël blanc (France)
  • Weiße Weihnachten (Germany)
  • Navidades blancas (Spain)
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  • 120 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $341,278

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Rosemary Clooney, the "midnight snack" scene in which Bob Wallace expounds on his theory of what foods cause what dreams was almost entirely improvised. See more »
Goofs In the first dressing room scene, Judy is pouring coffee for herself and Betty and clearly puts down the coffeepot. When the scene cuts, she is still holding the coffeepot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Final Show of the Colgate Comedy Hour (1955). See more »
Soundtracks White Christmas See more »
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 »
Quotes Phil Davis: My dear partner, when what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting, whatever it is you've got left.
Bob Wallace: When I figure out what that means I'll come up with a crushing reply.
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