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About the Movie
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the sensational musical comedy Holiday Inn. 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 (Marjorie Reynolds). 'Tis the season for one of the most enjoyable films of all time!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Holiday Inn offers a reason for celebration not printed in red ink on the calendar.
Fresh: Crosby's easy, casual banter is just the right foil for Astaire's precision acrobatics, his wry, offbeat humor.
Fresh: Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment.
Fresh: Between the toe twinkling and ivory tickling it's still a comfortable, cosy way to pass an afternoon.
Best Holiday Movie Ever!
I first saw this movie as a child in 1979 on PBS television during Christmas Time. I have loved this movie ever since. It is a little known fact that Irving Berlin actually wrote the song White Christmas for this movie. Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire are incredibly entertaining. This movie is for the entire family. It is now a holiday tradition in my home. Even if u aren't a fan of musicals give it a try, it just may become a tradition in your home.
This movie is definitely on my top 5 favorite Christmas movie list.
Great movie, but contains the racism of its time
This is a true classic and contains some of Irving Berlin's best songs.
But... If you're watching with kids, you'll want to discuss some of the racism (and misogyny, too) that was the norm of the day. The blackface scene -- well, it's pretty bad, and usually cut from TV showings.
So enjoy it, but know that it's a product of its cultural period.