Holiday (1930)

85 mins | Drama | 13 July 1930

Director:

Edward H. Griffith

Writer:

Horace Jackson

Producer:

E. B. Derr

Cinematographer:

Norbert Brodine

Editor:

Daniel Mandell

Production Designer:

Carroll Clark

Production Company:

Pathé Exchange, Inc.
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HISTORY

Holiday received Best Actress (Ann Harding) and Best Writing (Adaptation) Academy Award nominations. Another adaptation of Philip Barry's play was produced by Columbia in 1938. Also entitled Holiday , that film was directed by George Cukor and starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Edward Everett Horton also portrayed "Nick Potter" in the 1938 film (See ... More Less

Holiday received Best Actress (Ann Harding) and Best Writing (Adaptation) Academy Award nominations. Another adaptation of Philip Barry's play was produced by Columbia in 1938. Also entitled Holiday , that film was directed by George Cukor and starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Edward Everett Horton also portrayed "Nick Potter" in the 1938 film (See Entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
14 Jun 1930
p. 107.
Film Daily
15 Jun 1930
p. 10.
Life
25 Jul 1930
p. 19.
New York Times
3 Jul 1930
p. 25.
New Yorker
12 Jul 1930
pp. 52-53.
Time
14 Jul 1930
p. 50.
Variety
9 Jul 1930
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Holiday by Philip Barry (New York, 26 Nov 1928).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 July 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 3 July 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 June 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1462
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
85
Length(in feet):
8,870
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Julia Seton meets Johnny Case at Lake Placid and takes him home, introducing him to her family as her future husband. A poor, struggling young lawyer, Johnny is greeted with kindly tolerance by old Seton and his children, Linda and Ned. Seton finally agrees to Julia's plans and arranges an engagement party; but Linda gives a party of her own at which Nick and Susan Potter are the honored guests. Johnny reveals that he has invested in the stock market and plans to quit work after marriage. When Seton learns of this announcement, he is furious, but Linda, who is taken with Johnny, supports him. Johnny and Julia separate, and he plans to go to Europe with Nick and Susan, but he changes his mind and agrees to work for 3 years before going on holiday. However, he revolts at the idea of Seton's planning his life, and Linda, pleased by his assertion of personal freedom, joins him aboard the ... +


Wealthy Julia Seton meets Johnny Case at Lake Placid and takes him home, introducing him to her family as her future husband. A poor, struggling young lawyer, Johnny is greeted with kindly tolerance by old Seton and his children, Linda and Ned. Seton finally agrees to Julia's plans and arranges an engagement party; but Linda gives a party of her own at which Nick and Susan Potter are the honored guests. Johnny reveals that he has invested in the stock market and plans to quit work after marriage. When Seton learns of this announcement, he is furious, but Linda, who is taken with Johnny, supports him. Johnny and Julia separate, and he plans to go to Europe with Nick and Susan, but he changes his mind and agrees to work for 3 years before going on holiday. However, he revolts at the idea of Seton's planning his life, and Linda, pleased by his assertion of personal freedom, joins him aboard the steamer. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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