White Christmas (1954)

MICHAEL CURTIZ

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , , .  Production Design by , . Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1954.

The biggest box-office hit of 1954 was this enjoyable musical romp that rides on the success of the titular Irving Berlin song. Bing Crosby and  are holed up at a hotel resort with sisters  and over the holidays. The weak screenplay is mostly an excuse for the many pleasant musical numbers, boiling down to an ostentatious production that the foursome put on at the end of the film. It hasn’t aged too well, but is still a favourite for fans gathered around their television sets during the festive season.

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