Holiday Inn (1942)

Movie Summary

Bing Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Fred Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds).

Is it available on DVD?

Yes.

2022 Dates, Times, and Channels

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the Turner Movie Classics Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

Year Released

1942

Cast Includes

Bing Crosby (Jim Hardy), Fred Astaire (Ted Hanover), Virginia Dale (Lila Dixon), Marjorie Reynolds (Linda Mason), Walter Abel (Danny Reed), Louise Beavers (Mamie), John Gallaudet (Parker), Irving Bacon (Gus), James Bell (Dunbar), Marek Windheim (Francois)

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16 thoughts on “Holiday Inn (1942)

  • December 23, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    Bring back Holiday Inn.

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  • December 22, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    I am certainly against racism but snubbing the movie Holiday Inn is really ridiculous. The Abraham routine was not an attempt to promote racism but simply a refection of history and the cultural segregation of the 1940’s. They have to be viewed from a historical perspective. The movie is a classic. The attitudes of the some of the critics may reflect some of their own prejudices and self righteousness. These type movies can serve as a historical reminder of how far we have come as a nation.

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  • December 20, 2021 at 11:03 PM
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    Disappointing TCM
    What happened to your policy of not editing or altering movies? Now you are just not showing them

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  • December 19, 2021 at 2:49 AM
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    Maybe we should stop watching TCM!!!! This is the craziest thing I ever heard. Holiday Inn is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. History is history we can’t change the past. Put a disclaimer on it and show it.

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  • December 18, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    No it is not showing…they used to display a disclaimer regarding the black face scene. But it is not stupid or a travesty to pull it either. The stupidity and travesty was when they created that scene. The stupidity and travesty now is that you think it was alright and want your children to experience it now. That is how racism gets perpetuated throughout the generations.

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  • December 16, 2021 at 10:04 PM
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    So sad it is not airing this year for such a stupid reason…no worries I will buy it

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  • December 16, 2021 at 4:31 AM
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    Classic,yes. Charming, yes. A travesty to not show it, yes. However, to say that the racist reasons for not showing Holiday Inn are stupid–are, in fact,stupid, misinformed and ignorant. How would you, the white person who posted the “stupid” comment–like to be portrayed as a slovenly, black faced, large white lipped illiterate caricature? Additionally, how would you, a white person, like to be accurately and consistently branded as an animal sodomizing Anglo Saxon who inflicted widespread disease, famine and death upon clean countries you nefariously infiltrated and conquered? I love the movie, and believe it should be aired in its original format. However, a disclaimer should be offered to apologize for, and address the inaccuracies with regard to the portrayal of the black people who built this country.

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  • December 10, 2021 at 1:45 AM
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    Looking at what happened in the 1940s through todays lens and automatically canceling it is a travesty of justice. Please reconsider your decision on Holiday Inn. If nothing else place a warning re the blackface scene at the beginning of the show.

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  • November 29, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    Bring back Holiday Inn – It is a classic and one of my favorite Christmas movies. I am sick of the Hallmark movies they are the same old thing. keep the classics.

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    • December 4, 2020 at 2:38 AM
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      I agree…the reason that it is racist is so stupid. Too bad people can’t get over it and just enjoy the charm, music and great acting that it really delivers…especially at Christmas. Bring it back!!!

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  • November 28, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    “Holiday Inn” has not been shown on TCM for years. What a shame!!!! This is the “movie” where Bing Crosby introduced Irving Berlin’s song “White Christmas” which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1942. I prefer the “Holiday Inn” version over the 1955 “White Christmas” movie featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Please TCM, bring it back to TV !!!!

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    • December 18, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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      Sad to see that a true classic won’t be aired. My children have grown up watching this movie with me. It’s like not seeing A CHRISTMAS CAROL. That just doesn’t make any sense. Please bring it back and add it before Christmas. Great movie with great actors and clean fun. Love the movie as well as the music

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  • December 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    I cannot believe Holiday Inn is not playing this Holiday Season. This is an all time classic.

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    • December 23, 2016 at 2:36 PM
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      they are forcing us to purchase it or rent it rather than show it for free. I paid 4 bucks for it.

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  • December 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    Will Holiday Inn be on TV 2013?

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    • December 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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      As of right now, it is not scheduled to be aired this season. If that changes, we will post it here.

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