Holiday Inn (1942)

Holiday Inn (1942)

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Starring:

Bing Crosby

Fred Astaire

Marjorie Reynolds

Plot:

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Review:

In the movie Bing Crosby’s character decides that he’s done being a performer, he wants to be a farmer because it’s so much easier. Clearly he knows nothing about farming and quickly realizes it and decides that the best thing for him to do is turn his farm into an Inn where it’s only open on holidays.

Interesting the hotel chain took their name from this movie.

Alright, so the movie hasn’t aged very well. The music is great, but at one point they dress up in black face and they don’t treat Marjorie Reynolds very well, and they’ve got a servant that’s the usual stereotype for the era. Honestly, I sadly forget these things and seem to only remember the music and how much I like it.

I love Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, and I end up watching this movie most Christmases, but I wish it was better.

4/5

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