Holiday (1930 film)

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.

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

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


Award nominations

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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