White Christmas (1954)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Bing Crosby Bob Wallace
Danny Kaye Phil Davis
Rosemary Clooney Betty
Dean Jagger Gen. Waverly
Mary Wickes Emma
John Brascia Joe
Anne Whitfield Susan
James Parnell Sheriff
Sig Rumann Landlord
Vera-Ellen Judy Haynes (as Vera Ellen)
Bea Allen Assistant Dance Director (uncredited)
Joan Bayley Assistant Dance Director (uncredited)
Vera-Ellen Judy Haynes (as Vera Ellen)
Leighton Noble
Sig Ruman
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Musical; Romance
Director Michael Curtiz
Producer Robert Emmett Dolan
Writer Norman Krasna; Norman Panama
Studio Paramount Pictures; Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 0 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
This semi-remake of Holiday Inn (the first movie in which Irving Berlin's perennial, Oscar-winning holiday anthem was featured) doesn't have much of a story, but what it does have is choice: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, an all-Irving Berlin song score, classy direction by Hollywood vet Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood), VistaVision (the very first feature ever shot in that widescreen format), and ultrafestive Technicolor! Crosby and Kaye are song-and-dance men who hook up, romantically and professionally, with a "sister" act (Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to put on a Big Show to benefit the struggling ski-resort lodge run by the beloved old retired general (Dean Jagger) of their WWII Army outfit. Crosby is cool, Clooney is warm, Kaye is goofy, and Vera-Ellen is leggy. Songs include: "Sisters" (Crosby and Kaye do their own drag version, too), "Snow," "We'll Follow the Old Man," "Mandy," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," and more. Christmas would be unthinkable without White Christmas. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 854
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/12/03
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Target
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 007
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
1.85:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 097360610475
Chapters 19
Release Date 2000
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby