For a film that has one of the best singers of its time and one of the best dancers of its time, “Holiday Inn” fails to be anything more than just Hollywood cannon fodder. Even though they pit Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire against each other for the affection of the lovely Marjorie Reynolds, the film does a poor job of making either of these characters seem likable. They spend so much time butting heads and getting Marjorie’s attention that they seem like despicable, selfish people. Though Astaire has some impressive dance numbers and Crosby gets to show off his singing chops, including the first time he’d sing “White Christmas,” there isn’t much else going for this one.
Final Grade: C-