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September 9, 2014

1942 – Holiday Inn

Bing Crosby

Holiday Inn (1942, Paramount)

As “Jim Hardy”

Cast: Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel.

Director/Producer: Mark Sandrich

Screenwriter: Claude Binyon

Summary: Entertaining musical about a romantic triangle and the establishment of a country inn that’s only open on holidays. A memorable array of holiday-themed songs by the great Irving Berlin (featuring the debut of the all-time classic ‘White Christmas’) provide the foundation for Bing’s stellar crooning and Fred Astaire’s divine dancing!

Featured Songs:

  • “I’ll Capture Your Heart”
  • “Lazy”
  • “White Christmas”
  • “You’re Easy To Dance With”
  • “Let’s Start The New Year Right”
  • “Abraham”
  • “Be Careful, It’s My Heart”
  • “Easter Parade”
  • “Song of Freedom”
  • “I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For”

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