Film: White Christmas

Opened: October 14, 1954

Directed by: Michael Curitz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, Johnny Grant, John Brascia, Anne Whitfield, Percy Helton, I. Stanford Jolley, Barrie Chase, George Chakiris, Sig Ruman, Grady Sutton & Herb Vigran

A Christmas classic that has stood the test of time, White Christmas is a film that everyone should watch around the holidays.

War buddies Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) are a two-man entertainment show when they run into sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen). The four of them end up at the Columbia Inn in Vermont where there’s no snow. Once the men realize the inn is run by their former Major General Tom Waverly (Dean Jagger), they decide to put on a show.

Crosby and Kaye are quite the dynamic duo singing and dancing together, while Clooney brings the charm and beautiful vocals to match. But, it’s Vera-Ellen’s dancing with John Brascia that really steals the show.

Final say: A movie for the ages. ★★★★☆

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