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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 20, 2017 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


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


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Quotes from

Judy Haynes: We're booked for the holidays.
Phil Davis: Vermont, huh?
Judy Haynes: Oh, Vermont should be beautiful this time of year, with all that snow.
Phil Davis: Yeah, you know something... Vermont should be beautiful this time of year, with all that snow.
Judy Haynes: That's what I just said.
Phil Davis: We seem to be getting a little mixed up.
Judy Haynes: Maybe it's the music.
Phil Davis: Maybe it isn't only the music.


Phil Davis: [Looking at Judy; to Bob] Hey, how about those big brown eyes?
Bob Wallace: [Looking at Betty] No, they're blue.
Phil Davis: [Still looking at Judy] Brown.
Bob Wallace: [Still looking at Betty] Uh-uh, blue.
Phil Davis: [Follows Bob's gaze and sees Betty] Oh, yeah. *Deep* blue.


Phil Davis: When what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting, whatever it is you've got left.
Bob Wallace: When I figure out what that means I'll come up with a crushing reply.


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Although this movie musical has been a beloved favorite for decades - especially at Christmastime - there has never been an official "original soundtrack" album released in any form. Decca controlled the soundtrack rights, but Rosemary Clooney was under exclusive contract to Columbia, who would not allow her to appear on a competing label. As a result, Decca and Columbia each released their own White Christmas albums in 1954, although neither is an official soundtrack. Decca's album featured the movie cast minus Rosemary Clooney, with Peggy Lee taking over Clooney's part. Columbia's album had Rosemary Clooney singing 8 songs from the film. Both albums have been issued on CD in recent years.
When Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) appears on the Ed Harrison TV show, he is briefly shown - as if the audience is watching him at home - on a 1950s television set. The brand of the television is DuMont, one of the first manufacturers of TVs in America and the name of TV network from the 1950s. Jackie Gleason, Morey Amsterdam and Bishop Fulton J. Sheen were some of the notables that began on the DuMont Network, which ceased operations in 1956.
Released in 1954, it became the top grossing film of that year.
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