Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, 'White Christmas', Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: MOVIE HOLIDAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,mono,DTS-HD Audio
video file,Blu-Ray
Alternative Title: Holiday Inn (Motion picture)


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May 24, 2019

WSow, I can't believe that it's taken me this long to finally see this movie! I love it! Great music, very entertaining storyline and very funny at times. I was a little shocked when I saw the "Lincoln's Birthday" sequence that was done in black face, something you don't see much at all anymore, and with good reason. However, as one reviewer pointed out, the scene was done very tastefully, with Mr. Crosby paying tribute to Pres. Lincoln for freeing the slaves. I loved all the music, singing and dancing and just couldn't get enough of it! I wish I could find a Holiday Inn of my own :) )!!!

Dec 06, 2018

the comments here are a mash-up between Going My Way and Holiday Inn - some obviously so and some not

Dec 05, 2018

Holiday Inn is a wonderful classic, which celebrates more than one holiday. This film is the story of two entertainers, Jim Hardy and Ted Hanover. When Jim decides to turn his Connecticut estate into the Holiday Inn and opens his doors to the public, he provides entertainment on each holiday of the calendar year. He hires Linda as his partner, and the two quickly fall in love. There is a love triangle that emerges between Ted, Jim, and Linda. There is a black face dance scene that may discourage some people from watching. Let me clarify something. The film reflects its time, and its time was full of racial injustice of the 1940’s culture. Unfortunately, Louise Beavers suffered stereotypes, but managed to make a breakthrough for an African American actress. In the film, she sings her own piece on how African Americans were liberated from slavery. We should learn from this, move forward, and not let it happen again. We should not alter history. What we do today may not be acceptable in the future. The animated calendar sequences are very fun and very advanced for their time. If you like musicals, then this is the movie you should watch. 4/5 stars
@janmorrow1225 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 20, 2018

This film was created in 1944 before the end of the war. It is nothing short of a brilliant piece of work touching on various elements of the era such as church, community, family, gender roles, musical genres, the penal system and having a life purpose. No special effects here-no need! This is pure entertainment at it's best. Great questions arise after viewing it. For starters, Is today's society any different?

Sep 29, 2018

VERY GOOD 1944 period piece drama starring Bing Crosby as Catholic priest and his new assignment to a New York declining church. Interesting plot, rather different than anything I have previously seen. This is for 'Going My Way' film.

Jan 30, 2018

Fantastic movie. Very fun, the songs are great, the dances are great, and it's just good clean entertainment. Such a treat to see some of the best in action!

Jan 01, 2018

You can find bigotry and/or racism in ALL of U.S. history if you are a liberal - Democrat. If you find the movie offensive THEN DON'T WATCH IT! Just recently I read someone had also found bigotry and racism in the Christmas movie White Christmas. There is no living in a PERFECT WORLD!

Jan 01, 2018

This movie is cringe inducing in its portrayal of race relations; I could hardly believe anyone thought it would be a good idea to have Bing Crosby dress up in blackface to sing a song praising Abe Lincoln. There are other blackface numbers, for no particular point. Moreover, the treatment by the white dancers and singers, especially Bing Crosby, of African American servants in the inn is classic racism unawares. I find it all appalling. The script isn't even worth sitting through; it's predictable and slow. The only good parts, in my opinion, are the dance sequences featuring Marjorie Reynolds and Fred Astaire. No plot needed there -- it's just a joy to watch them. But even they can't save this lost cause of a movie.

May 09, 2016

GREAT 1942 'Holiday Inn' film - Irving Berlin romantic musical film starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds. Quite an interesting peak at 1942 United States for those of us who weren't born then.
Lots of great dance musical sequences, including terrific opening dance number with Bing and Marjorie. Film does include a 'blackface' (pretty much can't do that any more) number holiday tribute to Abe Lincoln on his Feb 12 birthday. Louise Beavers does have yet another side role as housekeeper Mamie.
The out of town inn only having shows on holidays sets up lots of big stage numbers with great costumes, etc. Marjorie Reynolds is terrific doing 'Be Careful, It's My Heart' on Valentine's Day. I did notice they suppressed the loud tap sounds during the dance to not distract.
She was new to me, but I also enjoyed Virginia Dale as Lila who completes the romantic pairing foursome.
Oh, I do notice that some of the comments here are actually for film 'Going My Way' which was part of a two film DVD, but the DVD I checked out only has 'Holiday Inn'; blackface, but no Irish accents...

Mar 13, 2016

With sentimental schmaltz and Irish accents to spare, director Leo McCarey’s fluffy little Catholic confection went on to win no fewer than seven Academy Awards including the coveted “Best Picture” statuette. But despite its cloying sweetness this still ranks as one of Hollywood’s golden oldies and Crosby’s crooning renditions of seven songs including “That’s an Irish Lullaby”, “Swinging on a Star”, and “Ave Maria” (accompanied by opera great Risē Stevens and the Robert Mitchell Boy’s Choir) are memorable if not exactly earth-shattering. The real miracle however is that Crosby’s somnolent performance managed to steal the Best Actor Oscar from the more deserving Barry Fitzgerald who had to settle for the “supporting” category.

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