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White Christmas

This 1954 Paramount musical is a semi-remake of Holiday Inn (1942), which introduced the title song. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are a pair of nightclub performers who help an old army acquaintance (Dean Jagger) make a go of his resort hotel. Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen provide the love interest, and the whole thing is rather forced and antiseptically cheerful. Michael Curtiz directed, a long way from Casablanca. With Sig Ruman, Grady Sutton, and Mary Wickes.



  • Michael Curtiz


  • Bing Crosby
  • Danny Kaye
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Vera-Ellen
  • Dean Jagger
  • Mary Wickes
  • John Brascia
  • Anne Whitfield
  • Richard Shannon
  • Grady Sutton
  • Sig Ruman
  • Robert Crosson
  • Herb Vigran
  • Dick Keene
  • Johnny Grant
  • Gavin Gordon
  • Marcel De La Brosse
  • James Parnell
  • Percy Helton
  • Barrie Chase
  • George Chakiris


  • Norman Krasna
  • Norman Panama
  • Melvin Frank


  • Robert Emmett Dolan

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