Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday 2

A bit of a stretch to call it a holiday film, and despite some of the visuals, not what you’d call a film noir. Christmas Holiday(1944) might best be considered a romance-crime melodrama set at Christmas time. Gene Kelly leaves his dancing shoes in the studio locker, while Universal tries to rebrand their young cash-cow song-n-dance star Deanna Durbin as a dramatic actress. Directed by Robert Siodmak, it’s a bit dark, maybe even a little dreary, though not necessarily what you’d call ‘noir’. If you get to watch it, decide for yourself.

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