Friday, December 9, 2011

White Christmas

A Movie Review by Magdalen Aithne Arkwright
An infamous classic starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen.  This story is about two entertainers in the army.  When the war is over, Bob Wallace (Crosby) finds himself stuck with Phil Harris (Kaye).  Phil Davis pushes Bob up the corporate ladder only to find that Bob develops a work ethic that keeps the both of them on their toes.  Phil's next scheme is to find Bob a girl who will marry him so they can have nine kids, and "if you only spend five minutes with each of them, that's 45 minutes, and I could at least go get a massage or something."

Finding a girl that Bob's interested in, though, is harder than anything else Phil has ever got him into.  However, when a letter from an old army buddy has them going to look at a sister act, two girls land right in their lap.  Phil goes right to work, but a TV show and a nosy housekeeper get between Bob and Betty.  Phil and Judy try to fix it, but they misinterpret the problem and suddenly Betty's gone.

Can Bob get back up on that white steed and sweep his lady fair off her feet?

Furthermore, can they make their old general-turned-innkeeper feel appreciated and remembered?

I'll say little more since this infamous movie deserves more than I can give it, but I highly recommend it for everyone.

Rating: A
Points: 10

Film Trivia:

-Danny Kaye was the ingenious, last minute replacement of Donald O'Connor, who got pneumonia.
-The Vermont inn was the remodeled inn from Holiday Inn.
-The song "Snow" was originally a different song altogether.
-The scene where Bing and Danny do the "Sisters" act was written in after the two of them were fooling around on set.
-Rosemary Clooney was actually 7 years younger than Vera-Ellen.
-The original lyrics for "Gee, I Wish I Was Back In the Army" went: "Crosby, Hope, and Jolson all for free," not "Jolson, Hope, and Benny".
-Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney both had descendants in the Star Trek series.
-Crosby, Kaye, and Clooney all died at 74.


1 comment:

  1. I've been searching around and finding some fellow Catholic girl bloggers!

    Interesting facts!

    I'm constantly doing movie reviews over at my blog. Nice post!

    ~Rose M. from


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