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Holiday (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Everett Riskin.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionStephen Goosson, Lionel BanksNominated

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Review: Holiday Affair (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 25, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Holiday Affair might be a bit of an oxymoron as far as Christmas movies go. It’s not too far off the truth to christen it an old-modern Christmas classic, at least depending on how you define your terms. It’s a Christmas picture that has all but sailed under the radar since its original ... Read full article

The Predator Holiday Special (2018)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 20, 2018 From The Stop Button

At two minutes, The Predator Holiday Special runs long. The joke runs out. It starts as a rather fun riff on the original Predator movie, with the same music and some familiar action motifs, and the Rankin-Bass stop motion holiday specials. Sure, the stop motion isn’t great and the Predator appears ... Read full article

Noir Nook: Five Things You Need to Know About Christmas Holiday (1944)

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Dec 12, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Noir Nook: Five Things You Need to Know About Christmas Holiday (1944) Christmas Holiday is a 1944 noir starring Deanna Durbin as a devoted young bride who slowly comes to realize that her husband, played by Gene Kelly, is a charming sociopath and killer. The cast includes Gale Sondergaard as Kelly’... Read full article

Streaming Holiday Classics: Features and Shorts for Rent and Free, Other Recommendations

By KC on Dec 7, 2018 From Classic Movies

While I have many Christmas movies on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray, I wanted to expand the offerings at my fingertips this year. I compiled a list of flicks available to stream so that I would have choices for any mood at my fingertips. Many of these picks aren't explicitly holiday movies, but have espec... Read full article

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Classic Film Lovers

By KC on Nov 23, 2018 From Classic Movies

'Tis the season for printing out pics of things you like and leaving them around the house as not-so-subtle hints for your less classic film literate family members. Let me give you a hand with some of my favorite picks for movie fanatics: Kate Gabrielle Full disclosure: Kate is a longtime fr... Read full article

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Linda Seton: It'll be a pity if this doesn't come off, it'll be a real pity.
[Looks down]
Linda Seton: Yes, it'll be a pity if this doesn't come off, too.

Linda Seton: You've got no faith in Johnny, have you, Julia? His little dream may fall flat, you think. Well, so it may, what if it should? There'll be another. Oh, I've got all the faith in the world in Johnny. Whatever he does is all right with me. If he wants to dream for a while, he can dream for a while, and if he wants to come back and sell peanuts, oh, how I'll believe in those peanuts!

Mrs. Laura Cram: I've never been up here before. It's awfully quaint, isn't it?
Linda Seton: We like it.

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Upset at the negative publicity that star 'Katherine Hepburn' was receiving in advance of the film, studio boss Harry Cohn proposed to take out an add in Variety asking "What is wrong with Katherine Hepburn?" Hepburn cautioned Cohn against the idea stating "Look out! They may tell you!"
The play originally opened in New York City On 26 November 1928 and ran 229 performances.
Katharine Hepburn understudied the role of Linda Seton (played by Hope Williams) in the original Broadway play. She also performed a scene from Holiday for her first screen test, which led to her first film role.
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