White ChristmasDirector: Michael Curtiz
White Christmas, Paramount's belated follow-up to the 1942 hit Holiday Inn, was the studio's first VistaVision production. A veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes are woven into the film's simplistic plotline, along with a handful of new songs, of which "What Can You Do With a General?" is the least memorable. Bing/i>/i>/i>… See more details below
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White Christmas, Paramount's belated follow-up to the 1942 hit Holiday Inn, was the studio's first VistaVision production. A veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes are woven into the film's simplistic plotline, along with a handful of new songs, of which "What Can You Do With a General?" is the least memorable. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye (replacing an ailing Donald O'Connor) play nightclub entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, while Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are cast as singing-sister act Betty and Judy. The foursome travel to Vermont to visit Bob and Phil's WII commanding officer, General Waverly (Dean Jagger, who looks and sounds like Dwight D. Eisenhower!), who now runs a rustic old inn. Discovering that the general is in dire financial straits, the four entertainers secretly make plans to bail the old guy out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of Bob and Phil's army buddies. Corny in the extreme, White Christmas evidently struck a responsive note with film fans; it was the high-grossing picture of 1954, and a decade later proved to be a ratings bonanza when it was given its network-TV premiere. Of the four stars, Crosby comes off best, especially when singing the title song at the beginning and end of the film; Kaye is a bit overshadowed this time out, though he's quite funny camping it up in a "drag" version of Irving Berlin's "Sisters." Still a big favorite on the home-video circuit, White Christmas may not be the best Bing Crosby musical on the market, but it's certainly one of the most heartwarming.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Cast & Crew
|Bing Crosby||Bob Wallace|
|Danny Kaye||Phil Davis|
|Dean Jagger||Gen. Waverly|
|Mike Pat Donovan||Actor|
|George Chakiris||Unnamed Dancer in Club|
|Marcel dela Brosse||Maitre d'|
|Gavin Gordon||Gen. Carlton|
|Johnny Grant||Ed Harrison|
|Percy Helton||Train Conductor|
|I. Stanford Jolley||Station Master|
|Dick Keene||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Grady Sutton||General's Guest|
|Roland Anderson||Art Director|
|Irving Berlin||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Sam Comer||Set Decoration/Design|
|Robert Emmett Dolan||Producer|
|Grace Gregory||Set Decoration/Design|
|Edith Head||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Joseph Lilley||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Hal Pereira||Art Director|
1. Chapter 1 [7:48]
2. Chapter 2 [1:04]
3. Chapter 3 [5:23]
4. Chapter 4 [6:50]
5. Chapter 5 [5:51]
6. Chapter 6 [1:37]
7. Chapter 7 [3:03]
8. Chapter 8 [4:08]
9. Chapter 9 [2:35]
10. Chapter 10 [3:54]
11. Chapter 11 [2:01]
12. Chapter 12 [4:54]
13. Chapter 13 [1:06]
14. Chapter 14 [3:25]
15. Chapter 15 [1:19]
16. Chapter 16 [5:50]
17. Chapter 17 [6:10]
18. Chapter 18 [4:34]
19. Chapter 19 [3:39]
20. Chapter 20 [:15]
21. Chapter 21 [5:31]
22. Chapter 22 [3:25]
23. Chapter 23 [6:48]
24. Chapter 24 [:54]
25. Chapter 25 [3:02]
26. Chapter 26 [4:52]
27. Chapter 27 [:48]
28. Chapter 28 [4:48]
29. Chapter 29 [1:43]
30. Chapter 30 [4:38]
31. Chapter 31 [2:52]
32. Chapter 32 [4:55]
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
English Restored Mono
Commentary By Rosemary Clooney
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Français Subtitles: On
Español Subtitles: On
Português Subtitles: On
Disc #2 -- White Christmas: Special Features
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Français Subtitles: On
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Classic Holiday Moments
"White Christmas" By Bing Crosby - December 1, 1976
"White Christmas" By Bing Crosby Featuring Michael Bublé - December 10, 2012
"Silent Night" By Bing Crosby - December 12, 1948
"Jingle Bells" By Danny Kaye & Nat King Cole - December 25, 1963
Danny Kaye Reads From A Christmas Carol - December 22, 1965
Assignment Children With Introduction By Michael Bublé
Backstage Stories From White Christmas
Bing Crosby: Christmas Crooner
Danny Kaye: Joy To The World
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Rosemary's Old Kentucky Home
White Christmas: From Page To Stage
White Christmas: A Look Back With Rosemary Clooney
Behind The Scenes
Theatrical Re-Release Trailer
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I just have one question: Why can't there be any more 'Bing Crosbys' and 'Rosemary Clooneys' out there today? Everything about this movie--plot, music, costumes, etc--is superb.
I can't imagine what the world would have been like without these four wonderful and talented stars. They make this movie come alive and make you wish for a true White Christmas more than ever! It is a wonderful movie for people of all ages!
A true classic. The whole family can enjoy this patriotic film of our past. I wish I could have lived in this time and gone to this Vermont Inn. A must see each holiday season.
My parents introduced me to this movie as a child and I fell in love with it. This movie is one of the greatest. It is wonderful in every way.
This has been a holiday staple in my family for years. It just isn't Christmas until we watch White Christmas. The music and dancing are what make this movie truly unique. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are a great comedy and music duo. I only wish they had done more movies together. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants an extra shot of Christmas spirit for the season.
Love this movie...purchased it as a gift for my daughter and her family so that she can continue the tradition of watching it during the Christmas Holiday season.
It is one of my favorite Christmas movies
Classic ~ good holiday movie, favorite movie stars, great music, good story, happy ending. A light-hearted movie for an enjoyable evening.
Great movie, watch it every year.
My husband and I watch this movie every year. It's become a great way for me to get into the spirit of the holiday. (Okay, okay...my husband humors me by watching with me). It's pretty hokey in places but if you like sentimental music and great dance numbers then this movie could be for you.
I love this movie. I've been watching it every year during the holidays since before I can remember and I still love it. I was so disappointed when I learned I'm one of the only people my age who has even heard of it, but I plan to change that! No Christmas is fully enjoyable without seeing that end scene with the ballerinas and the Christmas tree and the snow! I'm always right there with Bing-dreamin of a white Christmas!
This by far is the best christmas movie ever. I watch it every year...the humor is great and the singing is classic. I really enjoy watching a movie that can stand the test of time.
My husband and I watch it several times each Christmas season to get us into the spirit of the holiday. I love watching old movies and this year seemed especially special since Rosemary Clooney just recently passed away.
This has been my favorite Christmas movie in as many years as I can remember. The entire cast is just sensational. Not a Christmas goes by without me and my family watching it. A must for me!
I have been watching ''White Christmas'' since I was a little girl. My mother shared it with me and my seven brothers and sisters. She loved all the greats! I have been introducing many old musicals to my children. We are stationed overseas with the Air Force and have an extensive video/DVD collection. I have wanted this movie for a long time, so I ordered it through Amizon.Com about a week ago. We received it yesterday! I told my children (daughter 15, son 16) that this movie is a very memorable part of my child hood. My father was killed in Vietnam and the military theme of the movie hits home. I didn't get to start the movie until 10:00 last night. My children stayed up with me to watch this wonderful movie. My heart stopped when Bing sang ''White Christmas'' in the very beginning of the movie. My daughter had tears in her eyes and my son turned off the computer!! It will always be a part of our family tradition. I hope you make it part of yours. They don't make movies like this anymore!!
I have been watching this movie ever since I was 8 years old and not a year has gone by without watching it at least once over the Christmas holiday. It's so good my family and I even watch it throughout the whole year!
THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME. OUR FAMILY WATCHES IT EACH YEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY (AND SOMETIMES SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE), BUT WE ALL GATHER FOR CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST, OPEN OUR PRESENTS AND THEN ''SETTLE IN'' TO WATCH WHITE CHRISTMAS. IT JUST WOULD NOT BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THIS WONDERFUL MOVIE. I GAVE THE DVD TO OUR DAUGHTER THIS YEAR AND SHE TOOK IT TO HER FUTURE IN-LAWS, HOPING TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION WITH THEM. I WISH THEY MADE MORE MOVIES LIKE THIS ONE! GAYLE
This to me is the best holiday movie ever. I have watched this movie for so many years and still love every minute of it. A true American classic!
I have watched this movie every year since i was a little girl. It is truely a classic for all ages. The costumes, the music, the comedy, everything in the movie is unbelievable. If you want a great christmas movie to share with everyone, make this one a yearly tradition.