Holiday Inn

Synopsis: 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. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Mark Sandrich
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

You know, we've had

our ups and our downs.

- We've fought a little over women, but...

- I know, but...

Sorry, Jimmy boy, but that's life.

If I'm not the best manager in the

business, I'll eat a mechanic's shirt.

Fifteen weeks at the Park Club,

sight unseen, for you and Lila.

Two hundred dollars a week more than you

were getting with the farmer thrown in.

- What's the matter?

- I haven't told him.

- You haven't told him?

- You haven't told him?

Haven't told me what?

What's the news?

Well, don't be upset, Jim dear.

It isn't that I don't love you.

I do.

I love everybody.

But when Ted explained

how much he loved me and...

All at once we both realized

that we belonged together.

The two of us, dedicating our lives

to making people happy with our feet.

The two of you, huh?

Dedicating your lives

to making people happy with your feet.

That's sweet. Well, I guess that kick

I just got was a good start, huh?

Sorry, Jimmy boy, but that's life.

It's best you found out now.

You wouldn't want to make Lila unhappy.

Oh, no, no, I wouldn't

want to make Lila unhappy.

Not now, now that I really know her.

What a narrow squeak that was.

What do you mean by that?

Oh, nothing, honey.

I'm happy you're happy.

That little speech sounds like

the crackle of Confederate money.

Well, kids, I'm still

going to rejoin the human race.

I hope you get a lot of work,

holidays included.

Dance yourselves

into beautiful nervous breakdowns.

If you ever want to look me up,

you know where to find me.

Midville, Connecticut, under

a large shady tree, just being lazy.

# Lazy #

# I want to be lazy #

# I long to be out in the sun #

# With no work to be done #

# Under that awning #

# They call the sky #

# Stretching and yawning #

# And let the world go drifting by #

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Claude Binyon

Claude Binyon (October 17, 1905 Chicago, Illinois – February 14, 1978 Glendale, California) was a screenwriter and director. His genres were comedy, musicals, and romances. As a Chicago-based journalist for the Examiner newspaper, he became city editor of the show business trade magazine Variety in the late 1920s. According to Robert Landry, who worked at Variety for 50 years including as managing editor, Binyon came up with the famous 1929 stock market crash headline, "Wall Street Lays An Egg." (However, writer Ken Bloom ascribes the headline to Variety publisher Sime Silverman.)He switched from writing about movies for Variety to screenwriting for the Paramount Studio with 1932's If I Had A Million; his later screenwriting credits included The Gilded Lily (1935), Sing You Sinners (1938), and Arizona (1940). Throughout the 1930s, Binyon's screenplays were often directed by Wesley Ruggles, including the "classic" True Confession (1938). Fourteen feature films by Ruggles had screenplays by Binyon. Claude Binyon was also the scriptwriter for the second series of the Bing Crosby Entertains radio show (1934-1935). In 1948, Binyon made his directorial bow with The Saxon Charm (1948), for which he also wrote the screenplay. He went on to write and direct the low-key comedy noir Stella (1950), Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950), Aaron Slick of Pun'kin Crick (1952), and the Clifton Webb farce Dreamboat (1952). He directed, but didn't write, Family Honeymoon (1949) as well as Bob Hope's sole venture into 3-D, Here Come the Girls (1953). After his death on February 14, 1978, he was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. more…

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