An Analysis of the 1942 Film "Holiday Inn"
"Holiday Inn" was a very popular film when released in 1942. The musical was written by Irving Berlin who featured in his film many stars of the decade. Actor-singer Bing Crosby stars as Jim Hardy and features his hit song "White Christmas." Actor-dancer Fred Astaire stars as Ted Hanover who thrills the crowd with his astonishingly superior tap dancing. Jim is an easy-going man who wants to relax, away from the big-city life. Ted is all about show business, making himself popular, and at any expense.
Virginia Dale plays Lila Dixon, Jim and Ted's former dance partner as well as fiancée. …