Most Romantic Moment #10
Holiday Inn (1942)
My mom grew up seeing this movie at Christmastime and one year she found it on DVD and bout it for the family. Now my Christmas is not complete unless I watch it. I love the music, the actors, and the story.
Jim Hardy (Bing Crosby) plays a burnt out singer and moves to Connecticut to buy a country home and live a simple life.
It soon becomes too much for him and he turns it into a hotel, open only on holidays. (Sounds like my type of place).
Wannabe star Linda Mason starts to work for him and the two fall in love.
Unfortunately, Crosby’s old partner and womanizer, Ted Hanover (Fred Astaire), comes back into the picture and tries to break up the two. It involves a lot of zany romance and comical moments.
Most Romantic Moment: I Won’t Let You Get Away
So Jim tried to outsmart Ted and be sure that Linda wouldn’t fall for his charms, but it backfires and Linda is angry with him, taking off with Ted to make a movie in Hollywood about the Inn.
Jim knows that Ted is quite the charmer and it won’t be long until he dances his way into her heart. It’s all over.
Until Mamie, Jim’s housekeeper, convinces tells him he shouldn’t give up. That’s the kick in the pants that Jim needs and he flies out to Hollywood to get his girl. Despite her having been hurt and currently engaged to Ted.
Even though chances are slim, Jim goes after his girl-determined for her to know and see how much he cares. And that he’s not letting her get away. And in the end her gets his girl, as that was all she wanted.
To start Romance is in the Air: Part V, go to Who Says I Have to Stop: Fireproof (2008)
For the previous post, go to I Made You A Bummed Out Box: Gone Glitter Part I, Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse (2012)
For more Holiday Inn, go to 25 Films of Christmas
For more Bing Crosby, go to Trek the Halls with Bones and Scotty
For more Fred Astaire, go to Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
For more Jane Austen quotes, go to The Power of Love: Romance is in the Air, Part VI