Holiday


1h 29m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 13, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 3 Jul 1930
Production Company
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Holiday, a Comedy in Three Acts by Philip Barry (New York, 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
8,870ft (9 reels)

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 steamer.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 13, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 3 Jul 1930
Production Company
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Holiday, a Comedy in Three Acts by Philip Barry (New York, 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
8,870ft (9 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1930
Ann Harding

Best Writing, Screenplay

1931

Quotes

Trivia

In the 1938 remake, Edward Everett Horton plays the same role (Nick Potter) as he does in this version.

Monroe Owsley, who plays Ned, is the only member of the play's original Broadway cast to repeat his role on film.

Notes

Holiday received Best Actress (Ann Harding) and Best Writing (Adaptation) Academy Award nominations.