Holiday (1930 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byEdward H. Griffith
Written byHorace Jackson
Based onHoliday
1928 play
by Philip Barry
Produced byE. B. Derr
StarringAnn Harding
Mary Astor
Edward Everett Horton
Robert Ames
Hedda Hopper
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Edited byDaniel Mandell
Music byJosiah Zuro
Pathé Exchange
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • July 3, 1930 (1930-07-03)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

Holiday is a 1930 American pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family. It stars Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Ames and Hedda Hopper. It was produced and released by Pathé Exchange.

The film was adapted by Horace Jackson from the 1928 play by Philip Barry. It was directed by Edward H. Griffith.


Award nominations[edit]

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ann Harding) and Best Writing, Adaptation.[1]


The film was remade in 1938. Directed by George Cukor, it starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, with Horton reprising his role as Professor Nick Potter from the 1930 version.


  1. ^ Osborne, Robert (1994). 65 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards. London: Abbeville Press. p. 27. ISBN 1-55859-715-8.

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