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Holiday Inn

By Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Classic musical with some controversial material.

Movie NR 1942 101 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Love this movie

I love this movie and watched it many times as a child with my father. I watched it last night and the black face dance scene was left out. What???? They shouldn't do that these days, take out scene just because someone might get offend. It's part of the movie and it was a OK thing to do back in that time.
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Crosby and Astaire put plenty of life into this musical classic. In one of the numbers in Holiday Inn, Astaire spins across the stage with firecrackers popping at his feet. Seeing him maneuver clumsily across the dance floor with Reynolds is another treat -- to play the scene convincingly drunk, Astaire took a hefty belt between each take. Crosby is the real charmer, though, as a decent, easygoing fellow whose idyllic life is threatened not just by a girl-stealing cad but by his own awkwardness in expressing love. Come for the classic Hollywood production, but be wary of the racist clichés of the era, including a musical number performed in blackface and the use of awful stereotypes about Black people.

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