Holiday (1930 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Edward H. Griffith
Produced by E. B. Derr
Written by Horace Jackson
Based on Holiday
by Philip Barry
Starring Ann Harding
Mary Astor
Hedda Hopper
Edward Everett Horton
Monroe Owsley
Music by Josiah Zuro
Cinematography Norbert Brodine
Edited by Daniel Mandell
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • July 3, 1930 (1930-07-03) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 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 as Holiday. 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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