Bing Crosby ■ Fred Astaire ■ Marjorie Reynolds
Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.
I'm not a big fan of holiday movies but this is one of the exceptions. You just can't beat a movie with both Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby!
One of the things I enjoy about this movie is that isn't specifically a Christmas movie, holidays from Abraham Lincoln's Birthday/Presidents Day to New Years and all of them in between.
As a fan of Fred Astaire it is kind of strange to be rooting for Bing Crosby to get the girl in the end.
One of Fred Astaire's more interesting dance numbers is featured in this movie. Check out Fred's moves while tossing firecrackers!
And of course one cannot forget Bing Crosby singing the song he is most known for, White Christmas.
A great holiday movie that can be enjoyed by all ages!
Bing Crosby ... Jim Hardy
Fred Astaire ... Ted Hanover
Marjorie Reynolds ... Linda Mason
Virginia Dale ... Lila Dixon
Walter Abel ... Danny Reed
Louise Beavers ... Mamie
Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio)
1943 Oscar for
Best Music, Original Song
For the song "White Christmas".
Ted Hanover: [reading] Come out and relax on a farm, music, dancing, home cooking. Open holidays only.
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!