With music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire, Holiday Inn is one of the most delightful and memorable musicals of all time. Crosby plays Jim Hardy, a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to open a Connecticut Inn. Astaire plays Ted Hanover, Hardy's former partner and rival in love. And, of course there are girls (Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale), an agent (Walter Abel) and plenty of lavish song and dance routines with spectacular production numbers.
Irving Berlin (idea) Elmer Rice (adaptation) Claude Binyon (screenplay) Ben Holmes contributing writer (uncredited) Bert Lawrence contributing writer (uncredited) Zion Myers contributing writer (uncredited) Francis Swann contributing writer (uncredited).
Bing Crosby (Jim Hardy); Fred Astaire (Ted Hanover); Marjorie Reynolds (Linda Mason); Virginia Dale (Lila Dixon); Walter Abel (Danny Reed); Louise Beavers (Mamie); Irving Bacon (Gus); Marek Windheim (François); James Bell (Dunbar); John Gallaudet (Parker); Shelby Bacon (Vanderbilt). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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