Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn (1942)

Music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire all add up to a really delightful musical that also just happened to launch the hit 'White Christmas'.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1942
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
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Consensus: With the combined might of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Irving Berlin working in its favor, Holiday Inn is a seasonal classic -- not least because it introduced "White Christmas" to the world.

TIME Magazine

Crosby's easy, casual banter is just the right foil for Astaire's precision acrobatics, his wry, offbeat humor.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The Irving Berlin score, including 'Easter Parade' and 'Let's Say It with Firecrackers' (which gives Fred his best moment) makes up for the thin story.

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Dick Fiddy
Radio Times

This classic musical paired Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire for the first time.

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Variety Staff

Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Between the toe twinkling and ivory tickling it's still a comfortable, cosy way to pass an afternoon.

Emanuel Levy

One of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire's most enjoyable and most commercially popular musicals, featuring Irving Berlin's iconic, Oscar-winning ballad, White Christmas.

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Theodore Strauss
New York Times

Holiday Inn offers a reason for celebration not printed in red ink on the calendar.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Although all the holiday's are covered, this is really a Christmas movie at heart. Overshadowed by its more famous (and overrated) remake, Holiday Inn deserves more credit than it gets.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Classic musical with some controversial material.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The story exists mainly to showcase the songs (only two of which you'll recognize), all done with that patented style of pandering that was Irving Berlin,… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I enjoyed this a lot! It was charming and funny.
Jim Hunter
A crooner and a twinkle-toes vie for the affections of a classy dame. Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire are at the heights of their respective talents in this… More
Erin Collins
This was pretty cute and very entertaining. I wish the DVD hadn't kept skipping, but what I saw was good!
Aj V
If you love Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Irving Berlin, you need to see this movie. If not, you'll be annoyed with all the song and dance numbers going… More
Marion Ravenwood
Shallow and bore. Come On people there are far better musicals out there!

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