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Holiday (1930)

Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

Director:

Edward H. Griffith

Writers:

Philip Barry (stage play), Horace Jackson (photoplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Linda Seton
Mary Astor ... Julia Seton
Robert Ames ... Johnny Case
Hallam Cooley ... Seton Cram
Creighton Hale ... Pete Hedges
Elizabeth Forrester Elizabeth Forrester ... Laura Cram
Edward Everett Horton ... Nick Potter
Hedda Hopper ... Susan Potter
William Holden William Holden ... Edward Seton
Mabel Forrest ... Mary Jessup
Monroe Owsley ... Ned Seton
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Storyline

After a whirlwind ten day courtship following their meeting while on respective vacations in Lake Placid, socialite Julia Seton and Johnny Case, a happy-go-lucky white collar working stiff with some business acumen, decide to get married immediately. It isn't until Julia needs to tell her Manhattan-based family - widowed father Edward Seton, brother Ned Seton and sister Linda Seton - of their engagement that Johnny learns of Julia's upper crust status. Edward is able to check out Johnny's background before giving his approval, he hoping Johnny is like his own father who was self-made. However, free-spirited Linda sees in Johnny the boost of joie de vivre the Seton family desperately needs. Despite being happy for Julia and her approval of Johnny as a prospective member of the family, Linda laments losing in Julia one of her comrades in arms in the battle against the conservative repression within the Seton family, led by their father, and their cousins Seton and Laura Cram. What ... Written by Huggo

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HOLIDAY with an extraordinary array of distinguished players. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1930 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Exchange See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Monroe Owsley, who plays Ned, is the only member of the play's original Broadway cast to repeat his role on film. See more »

Goofs

When Julia goes to the window to look for her father, she says, "Here's father," THEN moves the curtains aside and looks out the window. See more »

Quotes

Linda Seton: Do you realize life walked into this house today?
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Connections

Version of Holiday (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

That Naughty Waltz
Music by Sol P. Levy
Played on a cabinet-style music box as Linda and Johnny dance
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Another great performance by Mary Astor
14 December 2003 | by LydcaroSee all my reviews

If you get the chance to see this version of "Holiday," take it! Ann Harding is fabulous in the part of Linda, a role later played by Katharine Hepburn in the better known 1938 version. But another pleasure of this version is Mary Astor's excellent portrayal of Julia. She takes a rather blah and unrewarding role and really makes something of it. Highly recommended!


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