Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, and Walter Abel. With music by Irving Berlin, the composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being "White Christmas". The film features a complete reuse of the song "Easter Parade", written by Berlin for the 1933 Broadway revue As Thousands Cheer. The film's choreography was by Danny Dare.
Jim Hardy, Ted Hanover, and Lila Dixon have a popular New York City musical act. On Christmas Eve, Jim prepares for his final performance before retiring with Lila to a farm in Connecticut. Lila tells Jim she has fallen in love with Ted instead; heartbroken, Jim bids them goodbye.
|author||Bing Crosby Elmer Rice Fred Astaire|
|keywords||18th century blackface christmas day christmas eve dressing room drink easter force holiday inn hollywood independence day inebriate jazz lincoln\'s birthday married minstrel show minuet morning motion pictures new year new year\'s eve new york city thanksgiving valentine\'s day wash washington\'s birthday white christmas|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score Academy Award for Best Story|
|publisher||Paramount Pictures Universal Pictures|
|theme||backstage musical jukebox musical musical|