Holiday Inn (1942)

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Critic Consensus: With the combined might of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Irving Berlin working in its favor, Holiday Inn is a seasonal classic -- not least because it introduced "White Christmas" to the world.


Movie Info

Music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire all add up to a really delightful musical that also just happened to launch the hit 'White Christmas'.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance , Musical & Performing Arts , Classics , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Claude Binyon, Elmer Rice, Irving Berlin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 1999
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast


as Jim Hardy

as Ted Hanover

as Danny Reid

as Dunbar

as Vanderbilt

as Flower Shop Owner

as Bandleader

as Cigarette Girl

as Director

as Hatcheck Girl

as Specialty dancer

as Santa Claus

as Specialty dancer

as Orchestra leader
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Critic Reviews for Holiday Inn

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (4)

Crosby's easy, casual banter is just the right foil for Astaire's precision acrobatics, his wry, offbeat humor.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment.

Full Review… | November 27, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

Holiday Inn offers a reason for celebration not printed in red ink on the calendar.

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

The Irving Berlin score, including 'Easter Parade' and 'Let's Say It with Firecrackers' (which gives Fred his best moment) makes up for the thin story.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Between the toe twinkling and ivory tickling it's still a comfortable, cosy way to pass an afternoon.

Full Review… | December 12, 2014
Empire Magazine

Although all the holiday's are covered, this is really a Christmas movie at heart. Overshadowed by its more famous (and overrated) remake, Holiday Inn deserves more credit than it gets.

Full Review… | December 4, 2013
Three Movie Buffs

Audience Reviews for Holiday Inn

½

If you love Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Irving Berlin, you need to see this movie. If not, you'll be annoyed with all the song and dance numbers going on. Only see this if you're a fan.

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AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

you know all the songs...it's all about a life you never knew...but they want you to BE THERE and you want to be there too...don't you? sing the songs and miss the place you never were at...one of the most in-your-face fantasies hollywood ever did, about that most sacred of holidays: all of them. enjoy

ApeneckFletcher
Apeneck Fletcher

Super Reviewer

I enjoyed this a lot! It was charming and funny.

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Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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