Please check the Menu tab on the left for links to our other resources such as Kanopy,, and Rosetta Stone.

Holiday Inn

Book Cover
Average Rating
Universal Pictures :
Pub. Date:
Special ed.
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire star in Holiday Inn as a popular nightclub song-and-dance team. When his heart is broken by his girlfriend, Crosby decides to retire from the hustle-bustle of big city showbiz. He purchases a rustic New England farm and converts it to an inn, which he opens to the public (floor show and all) only on holidays. This barely logical plot device allows ample space for a steady flow of Irving Berlin holiday songs (including an incredible blackface number in honor of Lincoln's Birthday). Oddly enough, the most memorable song in the bunch, the Oscar-winning White Christmas, is not offered as a production number but as a simple ballad sung by Crosby to an audience of one: leading lady Marjorie Reynolds. Fred Astaire's best moment is his Fourth of July firecracker dance. Ah, but what about the plot? Well, it seems that Astaire wants to make a film about Crosby's inn, starring their mutual discovery Reynolds. Bing briefly loses Reynolds to Astaire, but wins her back during the filming of a musical number on a Hollywood soundstage (eleven years earlier, Bing enjoyed a final clinch with Marion Davies under surprisingly similar conditions in Going Hollywood). As with most of Irving Berlin's "portfolio" musicals of the 1940s, the song highlights of Holiday Inn are too numerous to mention. This delightful film is far superior to its unofficial 1954 remake, White Christmas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Also in This Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2f1779fe-1ba3-030b-f6b7-fc8d0525c3b8
Grouping Title holiday inn
Grouping Author paramount pictures
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 13:05:25PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-20 13:09:04PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Abel, Walter, 1898-1987., Astaire, Fred., Beavers, Louise, 1902-1962., Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989., Binyon, Claude, 1905-1978., Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977., Dale, Virginia, 1917-1994., Reynolds, Marjorie, 1917-1997., Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967., Sandrich, Mark, 1900-1945.
author2-role Abel, Walter,1898-1987., Astaire, Fred., Beavers, Louise,1902-1962., Berlin, Irving,1888-1989.Holiday Inn., Binyon, Claude,1905-1978., Crosby, Bing,1903-1977., Dale, Virginia,1917-1994., Paramount Pictures, Inc., Reynolds, Marjorie,1917-1997., Rice, Elmer,1892-1967., Sandrich, Mark,1900-1945., Universal Pictures (Firm), Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
available_at_aacpl Broadneck Library, Odenton Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
detailed_location_aacpl Broadneck Library - DVD Cabinet, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - DVD Cabinet, Odenton Library - DVD Cabinet
display_description A song and dance man leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. A former partner joins him and the two find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.
format_aacpl DVD
format_category_aacpl Movies
id 2f1779fe-1ba3-030b-f6b7-fc8d0525c3b8
isbn 9780783263090
item_details ils:a1451813|31997089820112|Broadneck Library - DVD Cabinet|DVD MOVIES (H)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 05, 2018|BDN||, ils:a1451813|31997089820138|Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - DVD Cabinet|DVD MOVIES (I)|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Nov 20, 2018|EAN||, ils:a1451813|31997089820153|Odenton Library - DVD Cabinet|DVD MOVIES (H)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 22, 2018|WCO||
itype_aacpl DVD >> 7 day loan
last_indexed 2018-11-20T18:09:04.289Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_aacpl DVD MOVIES (H), DVD MOVIES (I)
local_time_since_added_aacpl Year
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Broadneck Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Odenton Library
primary_isbn 9780783263090
primary_upc 025192148422
publishDate 2006
record_details ils:a1451813|DVD|Movies|Special ed.|English|Universal Pictures :|[2006]|1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1451813 31997089820112 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1451813 31997089820153 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1451813 31997089820138 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Christmas films, Christmas plays, Comedy -- Feature, Dâias festivos -- Teatro, Feature films, Holidays -- Drama, Love stories, Musical -- Feature, Musical films, Relaciones humanas -- Teatro, Romance -- Feature, Romantic comedy films, Taverns (Inns) -- Drama, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Holiday Inn
title_full Holiday Inn [videorecording (DVD)] / a Paramount picture ; a Mark Sandrich production ; screen play by Claude Binyon ; adaptation by Elmer Rice ; produced and directed by Mark Sandrich
title_short Holiday Inn
topic_facet Christmas plays, Dâias festivos, Holidays, Relaciones humanas, Taverns (Inns), Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
upc 025192148422