White Christmas: Two World War II buddies (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) create a top song-and-dance routine that really wows the crowds. They cross paths with two beautiful sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) who also perform a song-and-dance act. Bob (Crosby) is smitten with one of the sisters, so Phil (Kaye) “accidentally” buys tickets on the same train as the girls, following them to their show at a Vermont inn that happens to be owned by their former commanding officer (Dean Jagger). The boys realize the inn’s business cannot support the general’s livelihood, so the four performers to put on an unforgettable show to save the struggling inn.
In the midst of all this considerable star power, character actress Mary Wickes turns in a wonderful performance as the general’s housekeeper.
Produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film is notable for being the first to be released in VistaVistion , a wide-screen process developed by Paramount that was used to yield finer-grained 35 mm film prints. An instant hit with audiences, White Christmas was far and away the financial blockbuster of 1954, earning over $102 million in 2012 dollars.
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Runtime 2 hrs.