Weve guided you to offbeat holiday films, classic holiday films, antichristmas movies, excellent holiday movies, lousy holiday movies, and a holiday movie so. While i never got around to asking bing which of the two film, white christmas or holiday inn, he preferred i know he had a great deal of fun making white christmas. Holiday inn 1942 colorized version screen legends bing crosby and fred astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless. All in all, holiday inn is a holiday staple for me and just this 2017 holiday season alone, ive watched it three times because it makes my heart.
Bing crosby and marjorie reynolds colorized version from in holiday inn 1942 holiday inn found by isabella sheehan. Blurays and dvds the newest edition of the classic movie holiday inn is something film lovers will cherish. The colorized version of holiday inn is very different from the early ted turner colorized broadcasts, and even the recent i love lucy christmas show in color that aired this past december. Holiday inn 1942 alternate versions 2 in 2008, the film was restored and colorized by legend films. But crosby quickly grows bored and decides to turn his farm into an inn and nightclub, which will be open only on national holidays. Get it today with same day delivery, order pickup or drive up. Holiday inn 1942 bing crosby colorized dvd elvis dvd. Facts by film holiday inn by topic by person by film.
Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open. Mar 06, 2012 bing crosby and fred astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the sensational musical comedy holiday inn. It was not an artisic dareing move to shoot a film in bw, it was the standard. One of my alltime favorite christmasmovie houses is the farmhouse that was transformed into holiday inn for the 1942 classic with bing crosby and fred. Holiday inn 1942 bing crosby colorized dvd fred astaire. Although all the holiday s are covered, this is really a christmas movie at heart. Jims supper club, holiday inn, is the setting for the chase by hanover and manager danny reed. White christmas is a 1954 american musical film directed by michael curtiz and starring bing crosby, danny kaye, rosemary clooney, and veraellen. I recall him saying that it was danny kayes idea for the boys sisters number. Though known best as a christmas movie, it works all yearround and consistently entertains.
Directed by 2 writing credits 7 cast 73 produced by 1. Colorized films on dvd not a general discussion on film. Experience one of the most popular holiday movies of alltime like never before with the 3disc holiday inn collectors set featuring a brandnew color version of the film and the complete cd soundtrack. We also find a featurette called colorizing a classic. I like turner classic movies because i really love watching the old blackwhite classical movies. When holiday inn was adapted for a 2016 broadway musical, ted and danny talk about doing the picture about the inn at universal not paramount and a clip of the finished film with ted and lila is shown with the universal opening logo albeit from the 30s, not the 40s. Holiday inn 1942 passed 1h 40min comedy, drama, music 4 september 1942 usa at an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful upandcoming performer. Some hardcore movie buffs do not want to see their films colorized, but other. When amc first started, it showed the film complete.
Mick lasalle is the film critic for the san francisco. Bing crosby and fred astaire star in holiday inn as a popular nightclub songanddance team. Is the white christmas movie in black and white or color. The colorization was done by legend films, who used edith head s sketch artist, jan muckelstone, as a color design consultant for costume authenticity. A colorized version of holiday inn was released by universal on october 14, 2008. Colorized version of christmas movie information, please. See more ideas about christmas movies, old movies and holiday. Nov 28, 2008 he converts the farm into the holiday inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal fred astaire for a singerdancers marjorie reynolds affection. The one thing that keeps me from unreservedly naming holiday inn an absolute must watch classic is some unfortunate racial humor that while common at the time is decidedly not respectful to people of color. The colorization was done by legend films, who used edith heads. Heres a screenshot of crosby singing at the piano in the colorized version. A classic white christmas in the movie holiday inn one of my alltime favorite christmasmovie houses is the farmhouse that was transformed into holiday inn for the 1942 classic with bing crosby and fred astaire. Holiday inn by mark sandrich bing crosby, fred astaire. Its a snapshot of a bygone era, in all its schmaltzy and repressed glory.
Though i dont care for colorized movies, this piece gives us a nice look at the efforts involved. Holiday inn movie set design i love to see these color pictures from. When i read the description about this being a special edition i was under the impression that this was the colorized. Overshadowed by its more famous and overrated remake, holiday inn deserves more credit than it gets. What a joy to see the original colorized in blu ray, but to also see the modern broadway musical adaptation of the original with added songs and new staging, also in blu ray and like having a front row seat that is priced far less than even the upper balcony. Holiday inn 75th anniversary edition, dvd, anniversary edition, 2 pack, musicals theatrical, holidaychristmas live action, 1929036709. Holiday inn 1942 stream and watch online moviefone. The trailer in online at this is wikipedias take on the job. As is the standard of today to shoot films in color. Lovely linda mason has crooner jim hardy head over heels, but suave stepper ted hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale lila dixon gives him the brush. Holiday inn 1942 colorized version screen legends bing crosby and fred astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time, holiday inn. Holiday inn 75th anniversary edition, dvd, anniversary edition, 2 pack, musicals theatrical, holiday christmas live action, 1929036709. These releases were colorized by dynacs digital studios, a floridabased company with film colorization and animation studios in patna, india.
This is the story about two talented pals, a singer bing crosby and a dancer fred astaire who compete for the affections of the same pretty lady virginia dale. I, somehow, taped over half of it before i realized what was happening. One of the original titles they considered for holiday inn was stars on my shoulder. As expected, this show looks at the work involved with the colorized inn.
List of blackandwhite films that have been colorized. Holiday inn 194 colorized version netflix cinemajig. Where was the inn in the movie holiday inn located answers. Holiday inn 75th anniversary edition anniversary edition. A classic white christmas in the movie holiday inn hooked. He purchases a rustic new england farm and converts it to an inn, which he opens to. Bing crosby and marjorie reynolds in holiday inn 1942 fred astaire and bing crosby in. While holiday inn stands as one of 1942s highest grossing films. Holiday inn is a 1942 american musical film directed by mark sandrich and starring bing crosby and fred astaire, with virginia dale, marjorie reynolds, and walter abel. Besides the wonderful movie, starring bing crosby and fred astaire, there. Tcm colorized the movie, christmas in connecticut and it was my wifes favorite christmas movie.
Holiday inn is a 1942 american musical film directed by mark sandrich and starring bing crosby and fred astaire, with marjorie reynolds, virginia dale, and walter abel. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. The bluray also includes a colorized version of holiday inn. I was a little hesitant to purchase a colorized version, because normally they look like tinted black and white. Holiday inn 75th anniversary edition dvd 1942 best buy. This is great because i have vintage bw t vs and vintage color. The film features a complete reuse of the song easter parade, written by berlin for the 1933. When his heart is broken by his girlfriend, crosby decides to retire from the hustlebustle of big city showbiz. The main reason i bought the item is because i love bing crosby, his music and movies. With music by irving berlin, the composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being white christmas. Kick it up a notch with the 2008 colorized version. Lets stop being dinosaurs and colorize more old movies. At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a.
Holiday inn the screen guild theater broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on january 11, 1943 with bing crosby and fred astaire reprising their film roles. Finally, holiday inn is one of the most beloved and timeless festive holiday films that at last makes its bluray debut. I like that fact that you get the original black and white holiday inn movie on one disc and the new color version of the movie on another. Dec 15, 2012 yes in 2007 they colorized holiday inn. The newest edition of the classic movie holiday inn is something film lovers will. I think it is best that you watch the film with an open mind without someone else tainting what ever genuine reaction good or bad you may have while seeing this sequence of the film in particular. Holiday inn is a 1942 american musical film directed by mark sandrich and starring bing. Marjorie reynolds singing was dubbed by martha mears.
Besides the wonderful movie, starring bing crosby and fred astaire, there are plenty of bonus features that give viewers a lot of insight about the actors, movie, and the new technology that was used to colorize this famous film. Crosby, astaire, and virginia dale are a musical act, which breaks up when crosby decides to retire to a farm. The 75th anniversary edition of holiday inn sources itself from the regular version in 2014, and in fact is the exact same disc. The warmth of a roaring fireplace, the hot afterglow of a fine cognac, and the nostalgia of a classic holiday movie what could possibly be better at christmas. Is there a colorized version of the movie holiday inn available.
Louise beavers played mamie, who ran the inn for jim with her children trailing close behind. Holiday inn movie 1942 bing crosby, fred astaire, marjorie. At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful upandcoming performer. Irving berlin is a massive patriot and very proud of his new homeland, thus. Target came thru with swift delivery and a great price.
Released 1942, holiday inn stars bing crosby, fred astaire, marjorie reynolds, virginia dale the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 41 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. It was the standard of the day then to shoot all films in bw, it was the cheapest way too. Again, this is, indeed, a shame as the colorized version would probably help the film appeal to modern, uninitiated audiences. Holiday inn this is the film where audiences first heard the now classic academy awardwinning song white christmas. Holiday inn dvd, 2008, 2disc set, includes bonus cd for. In addition to the colorized movie version, this set includes the broadway version which means that you actually get two movies for the price of one. I recall a colorized vhs version of holiday inn back around 1990 or so. Anyway, when i first saw holiday inn years ago, the first thing i said was with all the beautiful costumes, etc. A classic white christmas in the movie holiday inn.
Bing crosby croons to the tune of the oscarwinning white christmas in irving berlins love triangle romantic comedy. The plot of holiday inn was merely an excuse on which to hang 14 berlin songs. I think if they colorize a black and white film that used shadow and light as part of the storytelling process, those films should be left alone. Its not just my opinion famed scifi movie maker ray harrryhausen has overseen the colorizing of several of his 1950s classics, projects shot in black and white purely because he didnt have the budget for color. I love bing crosby, i have every movie that is out on dvd. Holiday inn three disc collectors set experience one of the most popular holiday movies of alltime like never before with the 3disc holiday inn collectors set featuring a brandnew color version of the film and the complete cd soundtrack.
Thanks to the incomparable irving berlin and impeccable talents of bing crosby and fred astaire, holiday inn is a veritable treat from start to finish, and suitable for viewing any time of the year. But, to unashamed sentimentalists like me, white christmas will always be the alltime great christmas movie, particularly when viewed by the whole family, on christmas day, in front of the fireplace. Thus it will have the same transfer if you have already seen it. Dec 07, 2017 a decision that works out well, as they are the highlight of the film with a quite a bit of flair and pizzazz. About legend films s colorized version of holiday inn 1942. Buy holiday inn 75th anniversary edition dvd anniversary edition, 2 pack at. More natural here than earlier colorization attempts, a more pastel palette has been used through most of the film with bold color ignored for softer hues. If the special feature on the dvd is to be believed, various set renderings, costume sketches, fabric swatches, and the like were utilized to depict the colors in holiday inn as accurately as possible.
But the musicals, like holiday inn, dont lose anything with colorization imho. Both colorized and the original black n white version are included, but i would dare say the black and white version is easily the definitive version to watch as the. Featuring the academy awardwinning song, white christmas, crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an i. Colorized scanner internet archive html5 uploader 1. Jims supper club holiday inn is the setting for the chase by hanover and manager danny reed. Filmed in technicolor, it features the songs of irving berlin, including a new version of the title song, white christmas, introduced by crosby in the 1942 film holiday inn. Holiday inn 1942 may be a classic film, but it does not hold up. Nov 18, 2012 colorized version of holiday inn where marjorie reynolds sings white christmas. Bing crosby and fred astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the sensational musical comedy holiday inn. Its a wonderful life used light and dark very effectively, as did casablanca, and they were both colorized yuck. The movie also lends its name to the holiday inn motel chain, which first opened its doors in the 1950s. Holiday inn, is the setting for the chase by hanover and manager danny reed. We have searched and searched for the colorized version for several years now and no success. He converts the farm into the holiday inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal fred astaire for a singerdancers marjorie reynolds affection.
Holiday inn is a christmas classic, but add in the broadway musical adaptation, and you have two wonderful stocking stuffers in one. This is a list of black and white films that were subsequently colorized this is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, jim hardy crosby retires to the countryside to become a farmer. When i watched the film holiday inn the black faced scenes i tried to be rational saying that was the way films were made in 1947 depicting people of color, so i really tried to watch the film to the end. Jan 20, 2014 also, the wonderful double dvd set from a few years ago that featured holiday inn in glorious, original black and white, and meticulously, wellapplied color seems to be out of production. The movie got three oscar nominations and won one, for best song. Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn. Colorized version of holiday inn where marjorie reynolds. The movie holiday inn debuted the song white christmas and the movie white christmas was made to promote and build on the popularity of the song. Connections referenced in who wants to be a millionaire.427 1627 391 431 1355 1481 1401 83 588 1352 1276 753 209 1347 92 909 699 365 1122 1504 1051 1515 1162 1350 677 1415 60 883 914 375 558 1444 2