Holiday

Holiday

Directed by George Cukor • 1938 • United States
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan

Two years before stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by Philip Barry. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister (Hepburn). With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, HOLIDAY is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well.

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Holiday
  • Holiday

    Directed by George Cukor • 1938 • United States
    Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan

    Two years before stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s...

Extras

  • Sragow and Schlesinger on HOLIDAY

    In the following conversation, recorded in September 2019, film critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger discuss three versions of HOLIDAY: Philip Barry’s 1928 play and the 1930 and 1938 screen adaptations of it.

  • George Cukor on HOLIDAY

    In the following audio excerpt from an oral history recorded for the American Film Institute in 1971 and ’72, director George Cukor discusses HOLIDAY with author and screenwriter Gavin Lambert.

  • Holiday

    Directed by Edward H. Griffith • 1930 • United States
    Starring Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Robert Ames

    The first filmed version of Philip Barry’s 1928 play “Holiday” was released in 1930 and directed by Edward H. Griffith. This pre-Code HOLIDAY stars Ann Harding, Mary Astor, and Robert Ames, as wel...