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White Christmas (14-Oct-1954)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Norman Krasna; Norman Panama; Melvin Frank

Lyrics and Music by: Irving Berlin

Producer: Robert Emmett Dolan

Keywords: Musical Comedy, Christmas

A pair of soldiers who sing and dance plus two performing sisters come together at a Vermont inn owned by their former commander, which has fallen on hard times. Sappy and simplistic Christmas fare with good acting but merely adequate dance numbers, yet quite a guilty pleasure: a film that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Stands above most Christmas fare. First film shot in Paramount's wide-screen VistaVision.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rosemary Clooney
Singer
23-May-1928 29-Jun-2002 Come On-a My House
Bing Crosby
Singer
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Dean Jagger
Actor
7-Nov-1903 5-Feb-1991 Twelve O'Clock High
Danny Kaye
Actor
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Vera-Ellen
Dancer
16-Feb-1921 30-Aug-1981 On the Town
Mary Wickes
Actor
13-Jun-1910 22-Oct-1995 Sister Act

CAST

Starring
Bing Crosby   ...   Bob Wallace
Danny Kaye   ...   Phil Davis
Rosemary Clooney   ...   Betty
Vera-Ellen   ...   Judy
with
Dean Jagger   ...   Gen. Waverly
Mary Wickes   ...   Emma
John Brascia   ...   Joe
Anne Whitfield   ...   Susan

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