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Holiday Inn (1942) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Mark Sandrich.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinWon
Best WritingIrving BerlinNominated
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25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 15, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 12, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 7, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 4, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’s just say it might be a wee bit difficu... Read full article


Kicking off the Holiday Season ~ Holiday Inn

By BG Voita on Nov 23, 2014 From Classic Reel Girl

It's Thanksgiving week which means the countdown to Christmas has begun (although if commercials and store decorations are any indication, the shotgun was fired the day after Halloween). While some might hum and hah like Ebenezer Scrooge, I am one of those silly souls who can't wait to switch the st... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ted Hanover: Then I had a drink.
Jim Hardy: A drink? Boy you were fractured!


Ted Hanover: [reading] Come out and relax on a farm, music, dancing, home cooking. Open holidays only.
[skeptical]
Ted Hanover: Open holiday's only? Say, how many of them are there?
Jim Hardy: [excited] About 15. That gives me 350 days to kick around in!
Ted Hanover: [laughing] You would think of that!


Jim Hardy: For that kinda of money you oughta be able to go by way o' Medicine Hat!


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Facts about

Some controversy surrounded the history of the song "White Christmas" when it was reported in a 1960 news item that Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1938, which would have made it ineligible for an Academy Award nomination. But a biography and modern sources agree it was written for this film, and the sheet music has a 1942 copyright date.
For the "drunk" dance, Fred Astaire had two drinks of bourbon before the first take and one before each succeeding take. The seventh (last) take was used in the film.
Irving Berlin got the idea for the film after writing the song "Easter Parade" for his 1933 show "As Thousands Cheer", and planned to write a play about American holidays, but it never materialized. He later pitched the idea to Mark Sandrich who got the ball rolling for this film.
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