Holiday Inn (1942)
Front Cover Actor
Bing Crosby Jim Hardy
Barry Fitzgerald
Fred Astaire Ted Hanover
Marjorie Reynolds Linda Mason
Virginia Dale Lila Dixon
Walter Abel Danny Reed
Louise Beavers Mamie
Irving Bacon Gus
Marek Windheim Fran├žois
James Bell Dunbar
John Gallaudet Parker
Jacques Vanaire Waiter
Judith Gibson Cigarette Girl
Shelby Bacon Vanderbilt
Frank McHugh
James Brown (II)
Gene Lockhart
Movie Details
Genre Romance; Comedy; Musical; Drama
Director Leo McCarey; Mark Sandrich
Producer Mark Sandrich
Writer Irving Berlin; Claude Binyon; Elmer Rice
Studio Paramount; Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Going My Way
This irresistible Oscar winner from writer-director Leo McCarey (An Affair to Remember) stars Bing Crosby as a low-key, crooning priest who joins the parish of a no-nonsense but sweet old Irish man of the cloth (Barry Fitzgerald). While Bing turns local toughs into a choir, the elder priest worries over the church building fund and whether he'll get a chance to see his old mother back in Ireland before she dies. One would have to have a heart of stone not to be won over by this charmer, with a lovely ending guaranteed to make you bawl for a week. --Tom Keogh

Holiday Inn
This perennial, Christmas-season favorite from 1942 teamed Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire as entertainers (and rival suitors of Marjorie Reynolds) running an inn that is only open on holidays. It's a great excuse for lots of singing and dancing, seamlessly wrapped in a catchy story, and Astaire's frequent director Mark Sandrich (Top Hat, Shall We Dance) doesn't let us down. The Irving Berlin numbers (each one connected to a different holiday) are winners, with Crosby's warm performance of "White Christmas" a movie touchstone. --Tom Keogh

Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1078
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/22/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 009
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 025192039423
Chapters
Release Date 1999
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned