(Michael Curtiz, US 1954, 120 min., 35mm)
(Mostly) Happy Holidays. This color VistaVision update of Holiday Inn stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as World War II veterans who find a career in show business. Bing is all work, but Danny wants him to settle down. Traveling before their big holiday show, they drop in on a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen) as a favor to one of their army pals, only to follow them to a Vermont inn where the sisters are booked and find that it’s owned by their former general. The four hatch a scheme to save the inn from closing by moving the holiday show to Vermont, and treating us all to Irving Berlin classics such as “Snow,” “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” and the title song.