A seasonal favourite featuring stellar pairings of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.
Dir Michael Curtiz
With Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen
A pair of of WWII buddies and entertainers hook up with a sister act in order to help out their former army general and the failing inn that he owns. Irving Berlin’s Oscar®-winning title song, taken from his 1942 hit musical Holiday Inn, is reworked and once again sung by Bing Crosby in this uplifting seasonal favourite that features uncredited choreography by the great Bob Fosse.
This short film will be presented before the following screening of White Christmas - Sun 15 Dec 19:30 NFT1
BBC 2019. Written and voiced by Robin Baker. Digital. 5min
How three films revolutionised the movie musical and brought sex and spectacle to the big screen.
Robin Baker, Head Curator BFI National Archive & BFI Musicals! programmer explores how three films from 1933 revolutionised the movie musical and brought sex and spectacle to the big screen: 42nd Street, Footlight Parade and Gold Diggers of 1933, all choreographed by the pioneering and highly influential filmmaker Busby Berkeley.