Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, and Walter Abel. It was directed by Mark Sandrich 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 and used as a highlight of the 1948 film Easter Parade, starring Astaire and Judy Garland. The film's choreography was by Danny Dare.
Jim Hardy, Ted Hanover, and Lila Dixon have a popular New York City song and dance act. On Christmas Eve, Jim prepares for his final performance before marrying Lila and retiring on a farm in Connecticut. Lila tells Jim she has fallen in love with the notorious charmer Ted instead; heartbroken, Jim bids them goodbye.
|author||Bing Crosby Elmer Rice Fred Astaire|
|keywords||blackface christmas eve dance act dressing room drink drive easter flower shop force holiday inn independence day jazz lincoln\'s birthday locked in married minstrel show minuet morning motion pictures new year new york city on the road sales girl sanatorium song and dance tap dance thanksgiving valentine\'s day wash washington\'s birthday white christmas|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score Academy Award for Best Story|
|theme||backstage musical musical|