Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Director Mark Sandrich originally wanted Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth as the female leads. However, executives at Paramount vetoed this idea, since Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, two of the studio's highest-paid stars, were already co-starring in the movie.
I don't need a coat, now!
The calendars shown for the last part of the film are from 1942, except for November, which is from 1941. The progression of calendars goes December 1941, February 1942, April 1942, July 1942, November 1941, and December 1942. This November calendar portrays the second-to-last vs. fourth Thursday Thanksgiving day confusion, started in 1939 by presidential proclamation, and cleared up by congressional legislation in 1941 for the 1942 calendar.
Opening credits prologue: DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve
In 2008, the film was restored and colorized by Legend Films.
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