Holiday Inn

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  • 1942
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.3  (17,551)

Holiday Inn is a classic musical film that was released in 1942. The film features an all-star cast, including Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds, and is set in a quaint New England town. The story follows Jim Hardy (Bing Crosby) who decides to retire from show business to live a peaceful life in the countryside. He buys the Holiday Inn, a large farm property that he plans to turn into an inn that only opens on holidays.

Jim's dream is to transform the property into a popular vacation spot that is only open on special occasions, such as Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day. As he works to renovate the farm, he meets Linda Mason (Marjorie Reynolds), a talented singer and dancer who performs at his nightclub shows. Jim becomes smitten with Linda and tries to win her heart, but finds that she is more interested in pursuing a career in show business.

Meanwhile, Jim's friend and former dance partner, Ted Hanover (Fred Astaire), comes to visit him at the inn. Ted is a successful Broadway performer who is looking for his next big break. Jim convinces Ted to perform with Linda for the inn's grand opening on New Year's Eve. Ted agrees, but quickly becomes smitten with Linda as well.

As the competition for Linda's affection intensifies, Jim and Ted's friendship becomes strained. Jim steps down from performing to allow Ted to take the lead, but realizes that he has made a mistake when Ted takes credit for Jim's creation of the holiday themed performances.

The film features some of the most memorable musical numbers of all time, including Crosby's rendition of the song "White Christmas," which went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song features a beautiful and poignant melody that evokes feelings of nostalgia and longing for a simpler time. Astaire's dance performances are equally stunning, and showcase his incredible talent as a dancer and performer.

Despite the intense competition between the two men for Linda's affection, the film ultimately delivers a heartwarming message about the importance of friendship and the true meaning of holiday spirit. Jim and Ted eventually reconcile and join forces to create a grand finale performance that leaves the audience breathless.

Overall, Holiday Inn is an enduring classic that has stood the test of time. Its catchy tunes, brilliant dance numbers, and heartwarming story continue to captivate audiences today just as they did when the film was first released nearly eighty years ago.

Holiday Inn is a 1942 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    7.3  (17,551)