Staring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
Directed By: Mark Sandrich
Written By: Claude Binyon and Elmer Rice
USA Release: 4th August 1942
I loved this film, it had a wacky plot, colourful characters and it was a musical.
Jim Hardy is fed up performing every night at clubs and just wants a simple life where he doesn’t have to work on any holidays. So he buys a farm, I don’t think he understands just how much work a farm is because he gives up after a year. Jim Hardy converts his failing farm into an inn that is only open on the Holidays. This movie also ties in a love story between Jim Hardy, Linda Mason (a performer at the inn) and Ted Hanover (the friend who stole his once fiancee).
Remember the song White Christmas, it’s from this movie. There are also a number of other great songs, and I loved the way the songs were performed in the film.
I have never really been into black and white movies, but this movie may have converted me and I will be willing to watch others in the future.
I laughed out loud so many times during this film. The chemistry between the characters draws you into the movie and kept me entertained the entire time.
Lets get down to ratings:
Out of 5 :
Should you go see it?
This is a great film to watch on a winter’s Sunday afternoon with the family. It has a great soundtrack and a funny plot.