"Holiday Inn" was a very popular film when released in 1942. The musical was written by Irving Berlin who featured in his film many stars of the decade. Actor-singer Bing Crosby stars as Jim Hardy and features his hit song "White Christmas." Actor-dancer Fred Astaire stars as Ted Hanover who thrills the crowd with his astonishingly superior tap dancing. Jim is an easy-going man who wants to relax, away from the big-city life. Ted is all about show business, making himself popular, and at any expense.
Virginia Dale plays Lila Dixon, Jim and Ted's former dance partner as well as fiancÃÂ©e. Marjorie Reynolds takes the role of Linda Mason, a former clerk in a flower shop turned song and dance performer.
The plot of the film is not hard to follow; it simply contains many twists and turns throughout. Jim, Ted, and Lila are famous song and dance performers in New York City in the 1930's and 1940's who perform together.
In the beginning, Jim and Lila are engaged and ready to retire from the stage to relax on Jim's newly bought farm in Midville, Connecticut. On the night of their last performance, Jim finds out that Lila is leaving him to marry Ted so as to continue dancing and singing. With all settled, Jim moves to his farm alone and comes up with a plan to make the place into an inn where performers would perform for an audience, but only on holidays. All that he needs to do is find a partner.
Danny Reid, Ted's agent and friend, meets a young woman, Linda Mason, in a flower shop. He is bothered by her and, suspecting she has no talent, sends her to Holiday Inn to audition. When she gets to Jim's farm she automatically gets the...