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Holiday

Released Jul 3, 1930 1h 36m Comedy List
Reviews 91% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Julia Seton (Mary Astor) comes from a wealthy family in which money and success always come first, a fact she rebels against with an engagement to the self-made playboy Johnny Case (Robert Ames). Johnny is torn between respecting the Seton family's tradition and his own principles. As he's forced to take sides in the family's political battle between Julia's progressive sister, Linda (Ann Harding), and their conservative father, it's unclear where Julia's own priorities lie. Read More Read Less

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Samuel Brody The New Masses Holiday is a supreme effort of cinema to become as much the theatre as possible. It is more competent theatre than even Mamoulian's Applause, which definitely eliminated the use of intervals thru the moving camera. Jan 14, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Louisa E What a delightful movie. This is one that I feel I could watch over and over again. I liked the plot and found Robert Ames' character charming, and I like his worldview. I liked Ann Harding's character from the get-go. The story was pretty predictable but didn't end quite how I expected it. I was very impressed by the writing in this film. The dialogue is quick, witty, and feels natural. Very entertaining. The acting was also superb. I couldn't fault anyone. Ann is the stand-out, but Mary Astor was great too. I enjoyed Robert Ames's performance, and huge kudos to Edward Everett Horton, who I thought was sublime. If there was a supporting actor category of the time, Horton should have been nominated. I loved the set design and costumes. Chef's kiss. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/08/23 Full Review brad h This is the best version. I prefer this over the remake with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The acting in the remake seems to be forced and over the top to me. This version is more natural and does not feel rushed. Ann Harding gives a very good performance. I also believed the attraction and connection between the two leads in this version more than I did in the remake. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A romantic comedy telling the story of a young man torn between his free thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealth fiancee's family. A good piece of cinema, this was based off a play by Philip Barry. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review steve d Surpassed by the remake but still a lot of fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member first version of this but i like the 1938 version best Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I watch this at least once a week Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Julia Seton (Mary Astor) comes from a wealthy family in which money and success always come first, a fact she rebels against with an engagement to the self-made playboy Johnny Case (Robert Ames). Johnny is torn between respecting the Seton family's tradition and his own principles. As he's forced to take sides in the family's political battle between Julia's progressive sister, Linda (Ann Harding), and their conservative father, it's unclear where Julia's own priorities lie.
Director
Edward H. Griffith
Distributor
Pathé Exchange Inc.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 3, 1930, Original
Runtime
1h 36m