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Holiday (Columbia 1938, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn)



Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant shine in this gentle Gentle Cukor screwball comedy about a wrong marriage halted and the right one joyously celebrated. Grant’s a free spirit who thinks he’s just met the girl of his dreams. But he soon discovers that his lovely new bride-to-be comes from a blueblood Park Avenue family. He meets his true match in his intended’s unconventional sister, Hepburn, who wants something different than the life her family has mapped out.

Based on the play by Phillip Barry, the author of The Philadelphia Story, which would become a triumph for the some of the same crew two years later.

Columbia wanted Irene Dunne for the role of Linda Seton but director George Cukor insisted on Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn eventually went to MGM, where screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart worked on three more of her films.

production details
USA | Columbia | 97 minutes | 1938

Director: George Cukor
Producer: Everett Riskin
Cinematography: Franz Planer
Editor: Al Clark, Otto Meyer
Music: Sidney Cutner
Script: Sidney Buchman, Donald Ogden Stewart
Art Director: Lionel Banks, Stephen Goosson

Henry Daniell as Seton Cram
Edward Everett Horton as Professor Nick Potter
Binnie Barnes as Mrs. Laura Cram
Katharine Hepburn as Linda Seton
Cary Grant as Johnny Case
Doris Nolan as Julia Seton
Henry Kolker as Edward Seton
Lew Ayres as Ned Seton
Jean Dixon as Mrs. Susan Elliott Potter