White Christmas

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White Christmas, Paramount's belated follow-up to the 1942 hit Holiday Inn, was the studio's first VistaVision production. A veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes are woven into the film's simplistic plotline, along with a handful of new songs, of which "What Can You Do With a General?" is the least memorable. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye (replacing an ailing Donald O'Connor) play nightclub entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, while Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are cast as singing-sister act Betty and Judy. The foursome travel to Vermont to visit Bob and Phil's WII commanding officer, General Waverly (Dean Jagger, who looks and sounds like Dwight D. Eisenhower!), who now runs a rustic old inn. Discovering that the general is in dire financial straits, the four entertainers secretly make plans to bail the old guy out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of Bob and Phil's army buddies. Corny in the extreme, White Christmas evidently struck a responsive note with film fans; it was the high-grossing picture of 1954, and a decade later proved to be a ratings bonanza when it was given its network-TV premiere. Of the four stars, Crosby comes off best, especially when singing the title song at the beginning and end of the film; Kaye is a bit overshadowed this time out, though he's quite funny camping it up in a "drag" version of Irving Berlin's "Sisters." Still a big favorite on the home-video circuit, White Christmas may not be the best Bing Crosby musical on the market, but it's certainly one of the most heartwarming. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2 Alton, Robert., Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989., Bracht, Frank., Clooney, Rosemary,, Clooney, Rosemary., Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977,, Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977., Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962., Dolan, Robert Emmett, 1908-1972., Frank, Melvin, 1913-1988., Griggs, Loyal., Jagger, Dean, 1903-1991,, Jagger, Dean, 1903-1991., Kaye, Danny,, Kaye, Danny., Krasna, Norman., Panama, Norman., Vera-Ellen, 1921-1981., Wickes, Mary, 1910-1995,
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display_description Two song-and-dance men team up in show business after the war. Joining forces with a sister act, they trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who's now in financial trouble.
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subject_facet Christmas films, Christmas plays, Christmas plays -- United States, DVD-Video discs, Dance -- Drama, Entertainers -- United States -- Drama, Feature films, Fiction television programs, Films for the hearing impaired, Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama, Musical films, Singing -- Drama, Television comedies, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States -- Drama
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title_full White Christmas / Paramount presents ; produced by Robert Emmett Dolan ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, White Christmas [videorecording] / a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank ; lyrics and music by Irving Berlin ; produced by Robert Emmett Dolan ; directed by Michael Curtiz, White Christmas [videorecording] / a Paramount picture ; produced by Robert Emmett Dolan ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
title_short White Christmas
topic_facet Christmas plays, Dance, Entertainers, Man-woman relationships, Singing, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945
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