Knickerbocker Holiday

Knickerbocker Holiday

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Overview

Knickerbocker Holiday

The wild and woolly early days of New York -- when it was still known as New Amsterdam -- provide the backdrop for this period musical-comedy. In 1650, Peter Stuyvesant (Charles Coburn) arrives in New Amsterdam to assume his duties as governor. Stuyvesant is hardly the fun-loving type, and one of his first official acts is to call for the death of Brom Broeck (Nelson Eddy), a newspaper publisher well-known for his fearless exposes of police and government corruption. However, Broeck hasn't done anything that would justify the death penalty, so Stuyvesant waits (without much patience) for Broeck to step out of line. Broeck is romancing a beautiful woman named Tina Tienhoven (Constance Dowling), whose sister Ulda (Shelley Winters) happens to be dating his best friend, Ten Pin (Johnnie "Scat" Davis). After Stuyvesant's men toss Broeck in jail on a trumped-up charge, Stuyvesant sets his sights on winning Tina's affections. However, as Broeck begins to organize his fellow New Amsterdamians in a bid for independence, he tries to convince Stuyvesant that working for justice might do him more good that following his current policies of graft and corruption. Based on a Broadway musical with songs by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, Knickerbocker Holiday's score was beefed up for its screen incarnation with a number of new tunes by Sammy Cahn and Jules Styne, though the best known song from the stage version remained the best remembered selection from the film, September Song.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2017
UPC: 0644827400324
Original Release: 1944
Source: Nostalgia Family
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 7,815

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nelson Eddy Brom Broeck
Charles Coburn Peter Stuyvesant
Constance Dowling Tina Tienhoven
Ernest Cossart Tienhoven
Shelley Winters Ulda Tienhoven
Johnnie Davis Ten Pin
Percy Kilbride Schermerhorn the Jailer
Chester Conklin Town trumpeter
Otto Kruger Roosevelt
Richard Hale Tammany
Fritz Feld Poffenburgh
Irving Bacon Peter Van Stoon
Dick Baldwin 1st Pal
Sven Hugo Borg Swedish Colonist
Harry C. Bradley Actor
George Bunny Old Man
Bruce Cameron Actor
Herbert Corthell Captain
Edward Earle Barker
Fern Emmett Critical Woman
Irving Fulton Actor
Dorothy Granger Barmaid
Bobby Hale Clown
Freddy Johnson Actor
Charles Judels Renasaler
Casey MacGregor Fire Eater
Ferdinand Munier De Pyster
John Sheehan Irish Colonist
Gerald Oliver Smith English Colonist
Glenn Strange Big Muscle
Ruth Tobey Giggling Girl
Percival Vivian De Vries
Connie Conrad Actor
Frieda Stoll Actor
Walter Pietila Actor
Harold DeGarro Stilt Walker
Harry Johnson Actor
Louis Manley Punch and Judy Show
Carmen Amaya Gypsy dancer

Technical Credits
Harry Joe Brown Director,Producer
David Boehm Screenwriter
Furman Brown Songwriter
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Nelson Eddy Songwriter
Harold Goldman Screenwriter
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Bernard Herzbrun Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Werner Richard Heymann Score Composer,Songwriter
Rowland Leigh Screenwriter
Thomas Lennon Screenwriter
John Link Editor
Theodore Paxton Songwriter
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Jacques Samossoud Musical Direction/Supervision
Franz Steininger Songwriter
Jule Styne Songwriter
Philip Tannura Cinematographer
Kurt Weill Score Composer,Songwriter

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