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Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Retro, Romance
Retro Film Series Presents
White Christmas & Holiday Inn
Michael Curtiz’ White Christmas
(1954, 120 min)
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are song-and-dance men who hook up, romantically and professionally, with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to put on a big show to benefit the struggling ski-resort lodge run by the retired general of their WWII Army outfit. Songs include “Sisters,” “Snow,” “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” and more.
Mark Sandrich’s Holiday Inn
(1942, 101 min)
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing, dance, and star in one of the most timeless holiday classics ever. Featuring the song, “White Christmas,” Crosby plays a song-and-dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Soon the two pals find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds).
Please note that this film may contain negative depictions of people or cultures. Why are we showing it? This film was a product of its time. While it does not represent the views of the Carolina Theatre, we hope that it will provide a glimpse into American culture during its time, help spark conversation, and help us to build a better future for all in Durham.