Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

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Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, 'White Christmas', Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.
Edition: Blu-ray.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2014
Branch Call Number: 791.4365 IRVING
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,mono,DTS-HD Audio
video file,Blu-Ray
Alternative Title: Holiday Inn


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Jul 09, 2020

This is a very good old black and white movie. Funny and light hearted with very sweet ending. Heart warming. Great plot.

✅ This movie is superior to the partial remake, "White Christmas." Of course, the list of holidays has changed significantly since then. Millennials may be surprised to hear the song about George Washington's Birthday.

Jan 14, 2020

Directed by Mark Sandrich in 1942, this American drama turns out a completely satisfying musical filled with crisp comedy, fetching music, snappy dance routines and lavish and beautiful settings.
The composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being "White Christmas".
It appears like one of the best entertainment movies.

May 24, 2019

WSow, I can't believe that it's taken me this long to finally see this movie! I love it! Great music, very entertaining storyline and very funny at times. I was a little shocked when I saw the "Lincoln's Birthday" sequence that was done in black face, something you don't see much at all anymore, and with good reason. However, as one reviewer pointed out, the scene was done very tastefully, with Mr. Crosby paying tribute to Pres. Lincoln for freeing the slaves. I loved all the music, singing and dancing and just couldn't get enough of it! I wish I could find a Holiday Inn of my own :) )!!!

Dec 06, 2018

the comments here are a mash-up between Going My Way and Holiday Inn - some obviously so and some not

Dec 05, 2018

Holiday Inn is a wonderful classic, which celebrates more than one holiday. This film is the story of two entertainers, Jim Hardy and Ted Hanover. When Jim decides to turn his Connecticut estate into the Holiday Inn and opens his doors to the public, he provides entertainment on each holiday of the calendar year. He hires Linda as his partner, and the two quickly fall in love. There is a love triangle that emerges between Ted, Jim, and Linda. There is a black face dance scene that may discourage some people from watching. Let me clarify something. The film reflects its time, and its time was full of racial injustice of the 1940’s culture. Unfortunately, Louise Beavers suffered stereotypes, but managed to make a breakthrough for an African American actress. In the film, she sings her own piece on how African Americans were liberated from slavery. We should learn from this, move forward, and not let it happen again. We should not alter history. What we do today may not be acceptable in the future. The animated calendar sequences are very fun and very advanced for their time. If you like musicals, then this is the movie you should watch. 4/5 stars
@janmorrow1225 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 20, 2018

This film was created in 1944 before the end of the war. It is nothing short of a brilliant piece of work touching on various elements of the era such as church, community, family, gender roles, musical genres, the penal system and having a life purpose. No special effects here-no need! This is pure entertainment at it's best. Great questions arise after viewing it. For starters, Is today's society any different?

Sep 29, 2018

VERY GOOD 1944 period piece drama starring Bing Crosby as Catholic priest and his new assignment to a New York declining church. Interesting plot, rather different than anything I have previously seen. This is for 'Going My Way' film.

Jan 30, 2018

Fantastic movie. Very fun, the songs are great, the dances are great, and it's just good clean entertainment. Such a treat to see some of the best in action!

Jan 01, 2018

This movie is cringe inducing in its portrayal of race relations; I could hardly believe anyone thought it would be a good idea to have Bing Crosby dress up in blackface to sing a song praising Abe Lincoln. There are other blackface numbers, for no particular point. Moreover, the treatment by the white dancers and singers, especially Bing Crosby, of African American servants in the inn is classic racism unawares. I find it all appalling. The script isn't even worth sitting through; it's predictable and slow. The only good parts, in my opinion, are the dance sequences featuring Marjorie Reynolds and Fred Astaire. No plot needed there -- it's just a joy to watch them. But even they can't save this lost cause of a movie.

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