White Christmas (1954)

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Musical. After serving in the Second World War under General Tom Waverly, famous singer Captain Bob Wallis and the man who saved his life, Private Phil Davis, form a double act and become a powerful force in showbusiness. At Phil's behest they follow two singers they have met, Betty and Judy Haynes, to Vermont where the Haynes sisters have a booking to be the entertainers at a ski lodge during the Christmas season. Unfortunately, when they arrive there is no snow, nor any sign of it. The inn is struggling and its owner turns out to be General Waverly. Phil and Judy begin to fall in love, as do Bob and Betty. Behind Waverly's back, Bob and Phil decide to put on a show at the inn, to drum up lots of custom (with his old soldiers attending) and publicity, via a national television special Phil arranges. Betty believes that they are doing it for their own profit, at the cost of Waverly's dignity, and she abandons the inn. She learns the truth in time to return to join in the show, at which Waverly is moved to see his old troops rallying to help him. It starts to snow.

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