Oscar Movies: Holiday Inn (1954)–White Christmas

In this popular musical comedy, the romantic triangle consists of Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, both in love with Virginia Dale, their partner in the club act.

The team splits and Crosby retires to a farm in Connecticut, but after getting bored with life in the country, he turns the farm into a nightclub to be open only for the holiday season.  Soon, Astaire shows up at the farm and falls again for Crosby’s girl, Marjorie Reynolds.

The film has charm and the music, especially White Christmas, became extremely popular, despite the poor playing of the two women, who are really no match for Astaire and Crosby.

 

Oscar Nominations: 3

 

Original Story: Irving Berlin

 

Song: White Christmas, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin

 

Scoring of a Musical: Robert Emmett Dolan

 

 

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

 

The Original Story Oscar went to Emeric Pressburger for The Invaders.

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy won the Scoring Oscar for Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld