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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 Teds former dance partner as well as fiance Marjorie Reynolds takes the role of Linda Mason a former clerk in a flower shop turned song and dance performer The plot of the film is not hard to follow it simply contains many twists and turns throughout Jim Ted and Lila are famous song and dance performers in New York City in the 1930s and 1940s who perform together In the beginning Jim and Lila are engaged and ready to retire from the stage to relax on Jims newly bought farm in Midville Connecticut On the night of their last performance Jim finds out that Lila is leaving him to marry Ted so as to continue dancing and singing With all settled Jim moves to his farm alone and comes up with a plan to make the place into an inn where performers would perform for an audience but only on holidays All that he needs to do is find a partner Danny Reid Teds agent and friend meets a young woman Linda Mason in a flower shop He is bothered by her and suspecting she has no talent sends her to Holiday Inn to audition When she gets to Jims farm she automatically gets the part and her first performance is on Christmas At the New Years performance Linda runs into and dances with the incredibly drunk Ted Hanover whom Lila has
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