Holiday Inn (film)

1942 film by Mark Sandrich

Holiday Inn is a 1942 film set at an inn which is only open on holidays, where a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Bing Crosby as Jim Hardy and Marjorie Reynolds as Linda Mason.
Directed by Mark Sandrich. Written by Irving Berlin (idea), Elmer Rice (adaptation), and Claude Binyon (screenplay).

Jim HardyEdit

  • [trying to describe Linda] She was sort of a medium built, medium height. With a nice evening gown on with a belt in the back. She's sorta built like the girl I knew from the corner drugstore who used to play pinball. Conshwella Schlepkiss. I remember she was high man three weeks in a row.
  • I'm dreaming of a white Chhristmas, Just like the ones I used to know.

Ted HanoverEdit

  • A gentle smile often breeds a kick in the pants.

Danny ReedEdit

  • If I'm not the best manager in the business, I'll eat a garage mechanic's shirt!


  • [about winning Linda back] You could melt her heart right down to butter, if you'd only turn on the heat!


Ted Hanover: [reading] Come out and relax on a farm, music, dancing, home cooking. Open holidays only. [skeptical] Open holiday's only? Say, how many of them are there?
Jim Hardy: [excited] About 15. That gives me 350 days to kick around in!
Ted Hanover: [laughing] You would think of that!

Linda Mason: What would you like?
Danny Reed: Orchids, the finest you've got.
Linda Mason: Corsage?
Danny Reed: No, no. A dozen, loose, looking like they don't care!

Danny Reed: How'd he get that far in five minutes?
Ted Hanover: The lady must have been willing.
Danny Reed: The world can't do this to us!

Lila Dixon: [about Jim] He gets a look.
Ted Hanover: He always has that look! It doesn't mean anything emotionally. It has something to do with his... liver.

Linda Mason: You better go inside, it's cold and you don't have a coat... [gently pushes him] Go on.
Jim Hardy: [kisses her, moves back] Well I don't need a coat anymore.

Ted Hanover: I like it here... with you and Linda.
Jim Hardy: And we love having you. When are you leaving?

Lila Dixon: I love you... and Jim.
Ted Hanover: Well, I love Jim too... but let's not get too chummy.


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