December 5, 2006
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 96 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in Portuguese
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant join forces in this well-loved Cukor comedy about the wrong marriage halted and the right one joyously celebrated--after many misunderstandings--par for the course in a romantic comedy. The 1930s-era HOLIDAY, however, is one of the original films of this genre.
Hepburn and Grant team up in this classic Cukor comedy about a wrong marriage halted and the right one joyously celebrated... but only after many misunderstandings. Johnny thinks he's just met the girl of his dreams, so he proposes to her. She happily accepts. But he soon discovers that his lovely new bride-to-be, Julia, comes from a wealthy Park Avenue family, and that her father likes to make all the decisions. Julia, unfortunately, can't seem to stand up to him. Her more unconventional sister, Linda, however, knows that she wants something different than the life her family has mapped out for her. And she also knows that she's falling in love with Johnny. This is the film that laid the rules for intelligent romantic comedies for years to come.
This was not the first time Philip Barry's 1928 play was adapted for screen; only 8 years earlier, Edward H. Griffith directed a version, starring Ann Harding, Robert Ames, Edward Everett Horton, and Mary Astor.
According to the American Film Institute Catalog, Katharine Hepburn was instrumental in getting Cukor to direct this remake; she had understudied the role of Linda on Broadway and apparently had hoped to star in the original film, but was passed over.