Produced by: Mark Sandrich
Written by: Irving Berlin, Claude Binyon and Elmer Rice
Choreographed by: Daniel Dare
Cinematography: David Abel
Words and Music by: Irving Berlin
Production Company: Paramount
Premiere: New York, August 4, 1942
Synopsis (from VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2001): Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and rival song-and-dance men who decide to work together to turn a Connecticut farm into an inn, open on holidays. Remade in 1954 as "White Christmas." (3 out of 4)
This movie was a huge hit, made Fred and Bing into even bigger stars (if that was possible!) and cemented Irving Berlin's hold over America's holiday music. Fred's invention reaches new heights, resulting in his firecracker dance, his drunk dance, and the friendly rivalry of "I'll Capture Her Heart." This movie really shows you the versatility of dancing in a movie: We have dances with one, two, three and four principals; dances of love, joy, sadness, drunkenness, experimentation, sabotage, confusion and frustration; carefully planned dances and off-the-cuff dances.
It's there's a sticking point, it's how Bing gets the girl. The plot is rather weak in this respect. Still, this movie is a must-see. Enough talk; go watch it!