Holiday (1938)

Both film versions of Phillip Barry's stage comedy +Holiday have their merits, but the 1938 version has the added advantage of supercharged star power. Katharine Hepburn and Doris Nolan play Linda and Julia Seton, two daughters of a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 1938
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Variety Staff

George Cukor brings out the best from all the players.

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Josh Larsen

Before they made The Philadelphia Story, George Cukor, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn teamed up for this decidedly less flattering look at the life of the upper class.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Old fashioned Grant/Hepburn classic.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

One of Cukor's best films.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Character dramas are often at their best when exploring inside worlds and not running free outside.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Cukor's direction here can best be described as savvy: Holiday develops in a witty, funny way, and its themes unfold as the movie progresses.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There are a thousand nonconformist comedies, but only one Holiday.

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Emanuel Levy

Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in top form, George Cukor's serio comedy is the second and best version of the play.

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

A romantic comedy with a serious undertone that could be called ahead-of-its-time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Ahead of its time, this romantic comedy suggests that happiness may be found in freedom, away from the pernicious wealth of high society - but it is also a bit… More
Aj V
I loved this movie, it's hilarious, a great cast, and an interesting if slightly predictable story. Still I love it, one of my favourite 30s movies.
Jim Hunter
A self-made man is engaged to an upper class lady, but will the impending marriage cause him to betray his dreams? Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn have never… More
Conner Rainwater
I think this movie has stood the test of time mainly because of the amazing chemistry between Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. While they share very little… More
xGary Xx
Cary Grant plays an up and coming self-made man who falls in love with a girl who unbeknownst to him, is a debutante and member of one of the wealthiest… More
Jennifer D
I liked the moral of the story more than I liked the screwball comedy. I've definitely seen better Cary Grant, but still, it was cute and worth the time.