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The Musical Greatness of 1942's Holiday Inn

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Have you ever avoided writing about a film because you just love it so much that you're convinced your article will be nothing but gibberish? That's how I feel about Holiday Inn. There are few movies I cherish as much as this one. Thanks to my mother's own intense love for it, Holiday Inn was not just one of my first classic films, it was one of my first films ever. When I became interested in old Hollywood over a decade ago, it was partly because I rewatched Holiday Inn and suddenly found myself in a beautiful, joyous world that I didn't want to leave called "classic cinema." I wasn't just watching Ted Hanover and Jim Hardy anymore; I was discovering Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, and I haven't looked back since. So, yeah, you could say Holiday Inn is untouchable for me. It's deeply important to me personally, but it is also one of the best movie musicals ever made, although it has been sadly overlooked as such.

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