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Holiday Inn (4-Aug-1942)

Director: Mark Sandrich

Writers: Irving Berlin; Claude Binyon; Elmer Rice

Producer: Mark Sandrich

Keywords: Musical Comedy, Christmas

Bing Crosby is crooner Jim Hardy and Fred Astaire is dancer Ted Hanover, performing partners in New York City who like the same girl. Hardy has the idea to use his Vermont country house as a vacation lodge open on holidays only. Good solid musical. Commercial broadcasters will tend to edit out the "Abraham" number, which features Crosby in blackface. Won Oscar for Best Original Song, "White Christmas"; received nominations for Best Score of a Musical and Best Original Story.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Abel
Actor
6-Jun-1898 26-Mar-1987 The Three Musketeers
Fred Astaire
Dancer
10-May-1899 22-Jun-1987 Broadway ballroom dancer
Irving Bacon
Actor
6-Sep-1893 5-Feb-1965 Mr. Beazley
Louise Beavers
Actor
8-Mar-1902 26-Oct-1962 She Done Him Wrong
Bing Crosby
Singer
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Marjorie Reynolds
Actor
12-Aug-1917 1-Feb-1997 Holiday Inn

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