The Gay Divorcee
Release Year: 1934
Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
“The Gay Divorcee“ was the second film to pair Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire together. The rumor goes that they were cast for this film because the audience loved the two of them together as side characters in “Flying Down to Rio“. Out of all their movies together, this is one of my favorites. It has an almost PG Wodehouse tone to the story that I absolutely love and is populated with so many wonderful character actors.
Release Year: 1954
Running Time: 2 hours
For my second Christmas film pick, I decided to go with a movie that’s relatively new to me. Unlike “Home Alone”, I watched “White Christmas” for the first time last year and fell in love with how quaint it is.
The plot goes thusly, old war buddies, turned performers, Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) go to a show featuring two sisters. Bob and Phil take a shining to the sisters and, after helping them sneak out of a performance, they end up at the same failing lodge in Vermont. When Bob and Phil discover that the place is owned by their old general, they team-up with the sisters to save the inn with a grand Christmas show.
Their show had everything but the kitchen sink.