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White Christmas Overview:

White Christmas (1954) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Michael Curtiz .

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinNominated
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25 Days of Christmas: White Christmas (1954)

on Dec 17, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

This originally ran December 14th, 2011.  Really my thoughts on this film haven’t changed.  I still adore Vera-Ellen‘s dancing but I don’t love this movie.  Yep, it’s official: I’m not a Bing Crosby fan.  It’s not the movies themselves that are bad, but as an acto... Read full article


White Christmas: Still More, Behind the Scenes

By C. S. Williams on Dec 7, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

White Christmas the Music: Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release wit... Read full article


White Christmas: Still More, Behind the Scenes

By C. S. Williams on Dec 7, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

White Christmas the Music: Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release wit... Read full article


White Christmas: More, Behind the Scenes

By C. S. Williams on Dec 1, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

White Christmas the Music: Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release wit... Read full article


White Christmas: More, Behind the Scenes

By C. S. Williams on Dec 1, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

White Christmas the Music: Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release wit... Read full article


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Quotes from

Phil Davis: In some ways, you're far superior to my cocker spaniel.


Phil Davis: [describing his injury after "falling down the stairs] Probably just a small internal muscular hemorrhage.


[Bob leaves to go make a phone call]
Phil Davis: [sighs] I don't know what's going on, but he has that Rodgers and Hammerstein look in his eyes.
Betty Haynes: Is that bad?
Phil Davis: Not bad, but always expensive.


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Facts about

The song "Snow" was written by Irving Berlin a while before the film was made but with a different lyric and title and indeed subject (it had nothing to do whatsoever with snow): it was called "Free" and it was recorded by the composer.
The TV camera in the Ed Harrison Show scene is a real one (a classic RCA monochrome) the call sign atop it was real as well - it was that of Channel 4, NBC's (and thus RCA's) flagship station in New York, which changed its call sign to WRCA-TV the year of the film's release. (They adopted their current WNBC-TV calls in 1960.)
Rosemary Clooney was not allowed to record her voice for the soundtrack album because it was being released by a record company (Decca) other than hers (Columbia). She was replaced on the soundtrack album by Peggy Lee.
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