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Holiday Inn

The Railroad Hour

Holiday Inn

Oct 29 1951



CAST:

ANNOUNCER, Marvin Miller

CONDUCTOR (1 line)

NBC ANNCR (1 line)


JIM HARDY, the singer (GORDON MacRAE)

LINDA MASON (DOROTHY KIRSTEN)

TED HANOVER, the dancer

GUEST (2 lines)

DELIVERY (1 line)

DUNBAR, Hollywood director

and a singing CHOIR




ANNOUNCER

Ladies and gentlemen, "The Railroad Hour"!


SOUND: TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWS ... LOCOMOTIVE ON TRACK


ANNOUNCER

And here comes our star-studded show train!


MUSIC: THEME (QUOTES "I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD") ... ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR ... CHANGES TO FAST RAILROAD RHYTHM ... THEN BEHIND ANNOUNCER--


ANNOUNCER

Tonight, the Association of American Railroads brings you Paramount Pictures' great Irving Berlin musical success "Holiday Inn," starring Gordon MacRae and his guest from the Metropolitan Opera, Dorothy Kirsten. Our choir is under the direction of Norman Luboff and our music is prepared and conducted by Carmen Dragon. Yes, tonight another thrilling musical success is brought to you by the American Railroads -- the same railroads that bring you most of the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the fuel you burn, and all the other things you use in your daily life. And now here is our star Gordon MacRae!


MUSIC: THEME (QUOTES "I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD") ... ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR ... UP AND OUT


SOUND: APPLAUSE


MacRAE

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you, Marvin Miller, and good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Well, sir, Dorothy Kirsten and I have a wonderful invitation for you. It's inscribed with the musical magic of Mr. Irving Berlin and you're all invited.


MUSIC: FOR "HAPPY HOLIDAY" AND "HOLIDAY INN"


CHOIR

Happy holiday, 

Happy holiday--

May the calendar keep bringing

Happy holidays to you.


JIM

If you're burdened down with trouble,

If your nerves are wearin' thin,

Park your load down the road

And come to Holiday Inn.


LINDA

If the traffic noise affects you

Like a squeaky violin,

Kick your cares down the stairs

And come to Holiday Inn.


CHOIR

Happy holiday--


JIM

Happy holiday--


CHOIR

Happy holiday--


LINDA

Happy holiday--


JIM, LINDA & CHOIR

May the calendar keep bringing

Happy holidays to you.


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES ... CHANGES TO "WHITE CHRISTMAS" (WITH WORDLESS ACCOMPANIMENT BY CHOIR) IN BG ... GENTLY OUT AT [X]


SOUND: KNOCKING ON DOOR ... DOOR OPENS


JIM

Well, hello. Merry Christmas.


LINDA

Thank you. Can you tell me where I can find the owner of Holiday Inn -- Mr. Jim Hardy?


JIM

My best friend. He's a wonderful guy, really.


LINDA

Would you tell him that Linda Mason is here to see him?


JIM

Oh, he'll be delighted to see you. I know -- 'cause I'm Jim Hardy.


SOUND: LINDA'S STEPS IN ... DOOR CLOSES


LINDA

Oh, forgive me. [X]


JIM

(CHUCKLES)


LINDA

Ohhh, what a darling place!


JIM

Yeah, sure is. Built by a fellow who was too lazy to work three hundred and sixty-five days a year, so he decided to open an inn that would run only on holidays. Brilliant idea, don't you think?


LINDA

Dreamed up by this brilliant friend of yours, Jim Hardy?


JIM (GOOFILY) 

Yup!


LINDA (CHUCKLES)


JIM

But tell me, what are you doing way up in the wilds of Connecticut on Christmas?


LINDA

Oh, I heard about Holiday Inn and I wanted to see it.


JIM

Well, I'm afraid it's not open yet. I spent all my money on lumber and I couldn't talk any performers into working up here for nothin'.


LINDA

Oh, I'd perform for you. For nothing.


JIM

Oh? What do you do?


LINDA

Oh, sing a little and dance a little.


JIM

Well, come on over to the piano.


SOUND: THEIR STEPS TO PIANO ... THEY SIT ON BENCH


MUSIC: PIANO ... JIM RUNS FINGERS OVER KEYS ... THEN ACCOMPANIMENT FOR "WHITE CHRISTMAS" IN BG


JIM

You know, I've written special music for each holiday and this sort of gives me a chance to keep a little promise I made to myself. I said I was gonna sing this song at the inn tonight and it looks like I'm goin' to.

(SINGS)

I'm dreamin' of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know,


MUSIC: ORCHESTRA SWEEPS IN BEHIND--


JIM (SINGS)

Where the treetops glisten

And children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow.


I'm dreamin' of white Christmas

With every Christmas card I write:


"May your days all be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white."


JIM (SPEAKS)

You try it. I'll, uh-- I'll prompt you.


LINDA

All right.

(SINGS)

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas--


JIM (SPEAKS)

Good. Just like--


LINDA (SINGS)

Just like the ones I used to know,


JIM (SPEAKS)

Where the treetops glisten--


LINDA (SINGS)

Where the treetops glisten--


JIM (SPEAKS)

And children listen--


LINDA (SINGS)

And children listen--


JIM (SPEAKS)

To hear--


LINDA (SINGS)

To hear--


JIM & LINDA (SING)

--sleigh bells in the snow.


LINDA (SINGS)

I'm dreaming of white Christmas--


JIM (DURING ABOVE, WHISTLES AN ACCOMPANIMENT, THEN SPEAKS)

Good!

(DURING BELOW, HUMS AN ACCOMPANIMENT)


LINDA (SINGS)

With every Christmas card I write:


JIM & LINDA (SING)

"May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white."


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES ... ORCHESTRA CHANGES TO PIANO TINKLING, IN BG


LINDA

Oh, it's a lovely song.


JIM

Say, you're hired! We'll have our grand opening New Year's Eve after all. Uh, by the way, there's only one proviso in this verbal contract. Did you ever hear of Ted Hanover?


LINDA

Famous dancer? Sure!


JIM

Mm hm. Well, it seems every time I find a girl, she's suddenly the only girl in the world for - Ted Hanover.


LINDA (CHUCKLES)


MUSIC: QUIETLY CHANGES TO ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR ... BUILDS TO TRANSITION, IN BG


JIM

So I - I just want you to steer clear of Mr. H.


LINDA

Don't worry!


JIM

You know, Linda, it's beginnin' to look like a happy, lovely New Year.


MUSIC: UP, FOR TRANSITION ... ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR ... THEN FADES OUT BEHIND--


SOUND: NEW YEAR'S PARTY CROWD BACKGROUND ... THE INN'S GUESTS MURMUR HAPPILY AND BLOW PARTY HORNS, ET CETERA


JIM

Man, oh, man! The place is packed! Oh, who said Holiday Inn wouldn't work? Ready for your number, sweetie?


LINDA

Sure! Look at the clock!


JIM

My goodness; eleven fifty-nine. Ta-ta, old year!


MUSIC: SNEAKS IN ... FOR "LET'S START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT"


LINDA (CHUCKLES)

It's almost time!


JIM

Practically straight up.

(SINGS, WITH OCCASIONAL WORDLESS ACCOMPANIMENT FROM LINDA)

One minute to midnight, 

One minute to go,

One minute to say goodbye

Before we say hello.


Let's start the New Year right--

Twelve o'clock tonight,

When they dim the light, let's begin


Kissing the old year out,

Kissing the new year in.


Let's watch the old year die 

With a fond goodbye

And our hopes as high as a kite.


JIM & LINDA (SING)

How can our love go wrong if

We start the New Year right?


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES 


SOUND: CROWD CHEERS AND SHOUTS "HAPPY NEW YEAR," ET CETERA ... THEN CROWD QUIETS TO A MURMUR AND CONTINUES IN BG


JIM (WARMLY)

Well, that's it. Happy New Year, Linda.


LINDA (CHUCKLES GAILY) 

Happy New Year, Jim.


JIM

I'll see you out on the floor.


LINDA

All right.


SOUND: TED'S STEPS APPROACH


TED

Hey, little lady, will ya dance with me?


LINDA

I beg your pardon? (RECOGNITION) Mr. Hanover? Oh, you're Ted Hanover!


TED

Yeah, my dancing partner left me, so I'm slumming in the haylofts of Connecticut. Come on, let's dance.


LINDA

Oh, Mr. Hanover, I can't.


TED (CALLS) 

Music! Music, please!


LINDA (DRAGGED ONTO DANCE FLOOR) 

Oh, please, Mr. Hanover-- But--


MUSIC: FOR "YOU'RE EASY TO DANCE WITH" ... IN BG


LINDA

It's - it's in my contract! I - I just-- I can't!


TED (OVERLAPS WITH ABOVE) 

Come on, come on.


SOUND: DANCE STEPS CLICKING AND TAPPING ON DANCE FLOOR ... CROWD REACTS WITH APPROVAL


GUEST

Say, it's Ted Hanover and a new partner!


JIM (TRIES TO MAKE A SPEECH)

Ladies and gentlemen, I--


GUEST (INTERRUPTS, GUSHING) 

Oh, you surprised us all, Mr. Hardy! Imagine, letting us see Ted Hanover and his new partner!


JIM (DISCOURAGED)

Well, here we go again.


MUSIC: UP, FOR TRANSITION


TED (YAWNS, GROANS) 

Where am I?


JIM (UNHAPPY) 

Oh. Good morning.


TED (EXHALES)

Morning?


JIM

You're at Holiday Inn, Ted, and the holiday is over.


TED

Oh, no. Look, Jim, something happened last night. I met a girl and I've got to have her as my dancing partner.


JIM

Girl? Girl?


TED

Yeah. Everything was so blurred in the New Year's Eve excitement, I - I didn't even get her name. Jim, you've got to help me out. Who was she? Who--?


JIM

Oh, I - I think I remember. It must have been that girl with the evening gown on with the belt in the back. ... Yeah, built just like a girlfriend of mine, Miss Consuela Schlepkis. ... Yeah, I remember. Consuela used to play the pinball machine down at the corner drugstore. High man three weeks in a row.


TED

Oh, no. Hey, look! Wait a minute! She'll be here at Holiday Inn the next time you're open.


JIM

She will?


TED

Sure, sure. When's the next holiday? (QUICKLY, TO HIMSELF) Let me see, January, January; nothing more in January. February-- (UP BIG) February twelfth! Lincoln's Birthday! Ha ha! I'm sure to find her here then!


JIM (TO HIMSELF, NEGRO DIALECT, MISERABLE) 

Ah, Mr. Lincoln, why was you born?


MUSIC: BRIDGE ("HAPPY HOLIDAY") ... THEN OUT BEHIND--


SOUND: KNOCK ON DOOR


JIM (CALLS)

You decent, Linda?! Can I come in your dressing room?


LINDA

Come in, Jim.


SOUND: DOOR OPENS ... JIM'S STEPS IN, DOOR CLOSES


LINDA

Happy Lincoln's Birthday!


JIM

Yeah, yeah. Say, Linda, I've decided our number will go better if we do it in blackface.


LINDA (UNHAPPY) 

Ohhh?


JIM

What's the matter with that?


LINDA

Well, for a month and a half, I've been dreaming about how pretty I was gonna look tonight.


JIM

Oh, now, sweetheart, you'll have plenty of times to be pretty. Here, I'll help you put it on. I, er-- I broke in as a bootblack, you know.


SOUND: SLAP-SLAP-SLAP OF BURNT CORK APPLIED TO LINDA'S FACE


LINDA

Aw, nobody's gonna recognize me.


JIM (NEGRO DIALECT) 

Hee hee! Ain't it the truth?!


LINDA (LAUGHS)


JIM

Mammy!


LINDA (LAUGHS)


MUSIC: BRIEF TRANSITION ... DRUM ROLL! CYMBAL CRASH!


JIM (A GRAND INTRODUCTION)

Ladies and gentlemen, Holiday Inn salutes the twelfth of February!


MUSIC: FOR "ABRAHAM" ... CHOIR ACCOMPANIES JIM


JIM (SINGS)

There's a man who's the pride of this great nation,

The man who's the cause of this celebration.


CHOIR

Abraham, Abraham, Abraham, Abraham--


JIM

Upon a February morn

A tiny baby boy was born--

Abraham, Abraham!


When he growed up this tiny babe,

The folks all called him Honest Abe--

Abraham -- Oh, Abraham!


Now,

In eighteen sixty he became

The sixteenth president,

Now he's in the Hall of Fame,

A most respected gent.


And that is why we celebrate

This blessed February date--

Abraham! Oh, Abraham!


CHOIR

"The country's goin' to the dogs!"

They shouted loud and long;

Then from a cabin made of logs

The right man came along.


LINDA

The U.S.A.'s united thanks

To one whose name was Nancy Hanks--

Abraham! 


JIM

Oh, Abraham!


CHOIR

She gave this land the finest son

Who ever went to Washington--


LINDA

Abraham!


CHOIR

Abraham!


JIM

Abraham!


CHOIR

Abraham!


JIM

When someone told him Gen'ral Grant

Was drinkin' every night,

He answered, "Go see if you can't

Get all my gen'rals tight."


JIM (CHOIR SINGS "ABRAHAM, ABRAHAM" IN COUNTERPOINT BEHIND--)

That's why we celebrate

This blessed February date--


CHOIR

Abraham--


JIM

--was a real fine man!


CHOIR

--was a great, great man!


JIM & CHOIR

--Abraham!


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES ... QUICK TRANSITION ... THEN IN BG--


SOUND: RATTLE OF PHONE CRADLE


TED (URGENT, INTO PHONE)

Hello, hello? Are you still there, New York? -- Oh! Oh, Danny! Danny, this is Ted Hanover! Now, look. As my agent, you've got to help me find this gal! Lord knows how long we'll have to wait for another of Jim's blasted holidays. -- Huh? When? -- When?! -- Day after tomorrow's another holiday?! (LAUGHS HEARTILY) Well, sure! Sure, I'll stick around! Happy Valentine's Day!


MUSIC: ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR UP FOR A BIG CURTAIN


SOUND: APPLAUSE


ANNOUNCER

[We'll return for the] second act of "Holiday Inn" in just a moment.


A basic part of America's richly productive economy is the nation's transportation system, the biggest and most efficient in the world. For over the myriad arteries of our many forms of transportation flow all the things we need and use, at home and at work. And forming the foundation of this great transportation network are our railroads, operating thousands of trains over some four hundred thousand miles of track extending into every section of the country. Carrying the very lifeblood of our commerce, these railroads are doing the biggest and most essential of all transportation jobs. According to calculations of the Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics of the Interstate Commerce Commission, which take account of both tons loaded and distances hauled, railroads are moving more tons of freight more miles between our cities than all other forms of transportation combined. Last year, for example, railroads produced nearly five times as much interstate freight transportation service as all the motor trucks in the country. Unlike other transport agencies, railroads provide an all-commodity, all-season, and continent-wide service. And it's done with an economy in the use of manpower, fuel, and materials which no other form of transportation offering anything resembling a general and all-around service even approaches. Yes, America has a great transportation system, a system in which no other medium of transport, nor all of them combined, can take the place of railroads in doing the essential transportation job that our industry, agriculture, and commerce need in time of peace and must have in time of national emergency. Railroads are, and will continue to be, the transportation cornerstone on which is built the amazingly productive economy of our nation.


MUSIC: LIVELY TAG ... THEN OUT


ANNOUNCER

Here is Act Two of Paramount Pictures' "Holiday Inn," starring Gordon MacRae as Jim Hardy and Dorothy Kirsten as Linda Mason. 


MUSIC: FOR "HAPPY HOLIDAY" ... IN BG


CHOIR (SINGS)

Happy holiday!

Happy holiday!


MUSIC: CONTINUES IN BG ... BUILDS TO "BE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART"


LINDA

Oh, Jim! The inn looks so romantic with all those valentine hearts!


JIM

Well, I - I posed for those Cupids myself.


LINDA (LAUGHS)


JIM

Here's something for you, Linda.


SOUND: RUSTLE OF WRAPPED PACKAGE


LINDA

Oh, Jim-- It's the most beautiful valentine. I've never seen such a big heart!


JIM

Go on, open it up.


SOUND: PACKAGE UNWRAPPED


LINDA

Why, it's music.


JIM

Yes, sir. Dedicated with love to Miss Linda Mason. Read what it says.


LINDA (SINGS)

Be careful, it's my heart.


JIM (SINGS)

It's not my watch you're holding, 

It's my heart.


LINDA 

It's not the note I sent you

That you quickly burned;


JIM 

It's not the book I lent you

That you never returned.


LINDA 

Remember, it's my heart,


JIM & LINDA

The heart with which so willingly I part.


It's yours to take 

To keep or break

But please, before you start,

Be careful, it's my heart.


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES


TED

Hey, there she is! That's the girl!


JIM (TO HIMSELF)

Oh, why do things like this always have to happen to me?


TED (TO LINDA)

Oh, lady, lady, where have you been? I've been looking for you since New Year's Eve.


LINDA 

For me, Mr. Hanover?


TED

Sure, sure; you're my new dancing partner. Where would you like to go? Havana, Rio, Hollywood, huh?


LINDA 

Oh, I'd like to stay right here at Holiday Inn.


TED

Well, you can be here for the holidays and be my partner between times. Why, I'll make you famous.


LINDA 

Jim?


JIM (BOWS TO THE INEVITABLE) 

Oh, go ahead, I don't want to hold up your career. But come home soon, huh?


MUSIC: BRIEF TRANSITION ... THEN IN BG--


SOUND: CLICK! OF TELEGRAPH KEY ... THEN BEHIND--


LINDA (DICTATES)

Straight wire to Mr. Jim Hardy, Holiday Inn, Midville, Connecticut. Regret booking in Florida for our new act makes it impossible to be there for Washington's Birthday. See you Easter. Best, Linda.


MUSIC: UP, FOR TRANSITION ... THEN IN BG--


DELIVERY

Wire for Mr. Jim Hardy!


JIM

Thank you.


SOUND: TELEGRAM OPENED


JIM (WITH DISGUST) 

Oh, fine. (READS) "Regret booking in New York makes it impossible to get there for Easter."


SOUND: TELEGRAM CRUMPLED VIOLENTLY


JIM

Well, by golly, if she won't come here, I'm goin' there!


MUSIC: UP, FOR TRANSITION ... THEN BUILDS TO "EASTER PARADE" IN BG--


JIM

Hello, Linda.


LINDA (SURPRISED) 

Jim! (HAPPY) Oh, Jim!


JIM

I couldn't spend another holiday without you, honey. Would you, er, take my arm and join me for the day?


LINDA 

Will I?!


JIM

You know, Fifth Avenue's the only place to spend Easter anyhow. Come on, parade's ready to start.

(SINGS)

Never saw you look 

Quite so pretty before;

Never saw you dressed 

Quite so lovely--what's more,


LINDA (SINGS)

I could hardly wait 

To keep our date 

This lovely Easter morning,

And my heart beat fast 

As I came through the door,


JIM

For

In your Easter bonnet

With all the frills upon it

You'll be the grandest lady 

In the Easter Parade.


LINDA 

I'll be all in clover 

And when they look me over

I'll be the proudest lady 

In the Easter parade.


JIM & LINDA 

On the Avenue--


CHOIR

On the Avenue--


JIM & LINDA 

Fifth Avenue--


CHOIR

Fifth Avenue--


JIM & LINDA 

The photographers will snap us,

And you'll find that you're

In the rotogravure.


Oh, I (you) could write a sonnet 

About your (my) Easter bonnet

And of the girl I'm (you're) taking to 

The Easter Parade.


JIM (SPEAKS, LIGHTLY)

Where are you going to be next holiday, Linda? Timbuktu? The North Pole?


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES ... A LENGTHY SUBDUED FINISH THAT ACTS AS A TRANSITION


TED

And that's why we brought Mr. Dunbar to Holiday Inn, Jimmy boy. He's one of Hollywood's top directors and he's offering all of us the opportunity of our lifetimes.


LINDA

It does sound awfully good, Jim.


JIM

I don't know. I don't know, Mr. Dunbar.


DUNBAR

Well, the whole idea of Holiday Inn would make a wonderful picture, Hardy. And we'd like to star this sensational new dance team, Hanover and Mason.


JIM (TO LINDA) 

You see? He didn't even give ya top billing.


TED

Aw, come on, Jimmy boy. How 'bout it? We're all heading for Hollywood, the land of milk and honey.


JIM

Oh, no, I'd like to keep this little place just the way it is, Ted.


TED

Aw, now, you're not gonna be selfish and keep Linda from getting her big break, are ya?


JIM (SIGHS, UNHAPPY) 

Well, okay. Take the place. Take the idea, take the music, take the whole darned thing! 


LINDA

But what about you, Jim? We want you to write the music.


JIM (DISGRUNTLED)

I'll send it to 'em. But I'll work here! (TO TED) Is that the deal you wanted? (MOVING OFF) Or should I have thrown in my shirt, too?


MUSIC: UNHAPPY TRANSITION


SOUND: SCRIBBLE OF PEN ON PAPER BEHIND--


JIM (READS LETTER HE'S WRITING) 

"Dear Mr. Dunbar, I just finished the last of the Holiday Inn songs. It's the one for Thanksgiving, and here it is turkey time, sure enough. I've made a record of this little hunk of cranberry sauce. I pause in this letter to give it another spin -- just to make sure all the notes are in the right place."


SOUND: NEEDLE ON RECORD ... AS RECORD PLAYS, JIM MAKES SARCASTIC REMARKS IN RESPONSE TO THE LYRICS


MUSIC: FOR "PLENTY TO BE THANKFUL FOR" ... THEN IN BG


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

I've got plenty to be thankful for.


JIM (SPEAKS)

Are you kidding?


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

I haven't got a great big yacht

To sail from shore to shore;


JIM (SPEAKS)

No, sir.


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

Still, I've got plenty to be thankful for.


JIM (SPEAKS)

You're really loaded, Dad.


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

I've got plenty to be thankful for.


JIM (SPEAKS)

Like what?


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

No private car, no caviar,

No carpet on the floor;

Still, I've got plenty to be thankful for.


JIM (SPEAKS)

Who is this boy?!


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

I've got eyes to see with,


JIM (SPEAKS)

You need glasses.


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

Ears to hear with,

Arms to hug with,

Lips to kiss with,

Someone to adore.


JIM (SPEAKS)

You're a little flat, too.


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

Oh, how could anybody ask for more?

My needs are small; I buy 'em all

At the five-and-ten-cent store--


JIM (SPEAKS)

Aw, sing it, kid!


JIM (SINGS, ON RECORD)

I've got plenty to be thankful for.


JIM & JIM (SUNG TOGETHER)

I've got plenty to be thankful for!


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES


JIM 

By gosh, I'm not gonna send this record to Hollywood. I'm gonna send me!


MUSIC: TRANSITION


SOUND: MURMUR OF EXTRAS ON MOVIE SET ... GROWS SILENT BEHIND--


DUNBAR

Quiet! Quiet on the set! Please. (TO LINDA) All right, Miss Mason. We'll take the final shots on the set of Holiday Inn while I think you have the mood. Your Hollywood success was empty, you've lost the one man you love -- you know, the usual hoke. (CALLS) All ready for rehearsal!


LINDA (SIGHS, UNHAPPY) 

Let's shoot it, please.


DUNBAR

All right. It's a take. Lights up on the Christmas tree and dolly in for a close-up of Miss Linda Mason, alone in Holiday Inn. Ready? Roll 'em!


MUSIC: FOR "WHITE CHRISTMAS" ... IN BG


LINDA (SINGS)

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know,


LINDA & JIM (WHO SNEAKS IN)

Where the treetops glisten

And children listen

To hear--


JIM (SINGS)

--sleigh bells in the snow.


MUSIC: CONTINUES UNBROKEN, IN BG


LINDA (OVERJOYED)

Jim! Jim!


DUNBAR (DISAPPOINTED, NOT MAD)

Oh! You've ruined the take!


JIM 

You look mighty pretty, lady.


LINDA 

Aw, Jim, take me back to the real Holiday Inn!


JIM 

Every holiday?


LINDA 

Every one! Every holiday of the year!


JIM (PLEASED)

Huh! Not to mention all the wonderful days in between.


LINDA & JIM (SING, ACCOMPANIED BY CHOIR)

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white.


CHOIR

Happy holiday--


LINDA & JIM & CHOIR

Happy holiday 

To you!


MUSIC: SONG CONCLUDES ... FOR CURTAIN


SOUND: APPLAUSE


MacRAE

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Dorothy Kirsten will be back in just a moment. Our thanks to Tony Barrett, Forrest Taylor, and our entire company. "Holiday Inn" was dramatized for the Railroad Hour by Lawrence and Lee. The Railroad Hour is brought to you each week at this time by the American Railroads. America's steel industry is operating at record levels, turning out more steel than any other country in the world. But today there's a serious shortage of scrap, which makes up about half the content of new steel. Every business and industry can help keep the nation's steel production high by searching out every extra pound of iron and steel scrap of all kinds and starting it toward the mills through a scrap dealer. The railroads -- for years one of the largest sources of scrap metal -- are also intensifying their efforts to turn still more scrap back to the steel industry. And here again is lovely Dorothy Kirsten.


SOUND: APPLAUSE


KIRSTEN

What's on the show train next week, Gordon?


MacRAE

Well, "Rose Marie," and guess who our guest is. Dorothy Kirsten!


KIRSTEN

Gee! How'd you get her?!


MacRAE (GOOFILY)

Well, I don't know.


KIRSTEN (LAUGHS)


MacRAE

I'll see you next week, Dorothy.


CONDUCTOR

All aboard!


MacRAE

Well, sir, it looks as though we're ready to pull out. So until next week this is Gordon MacRae saying, "Goodbye!"


SOUND: TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWS ... BELL RINGS ... LOCOMOTIVE SLOWLY STARTS ... ALL TOPPED BY--


MUSIC: THEME (QUOTES "I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD") ... ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR ... CHANGES TO FAST RAILROAD RHYTHM ... THEN BEHIND ANNOUNCER--


ANNOUNCER

"Holiday Inn" was presented through the courtesy of Paramount Pictures whose current release is "Submarine Command," starring William Holden, William Bendix, and Nancy Olson. Gordon MacRae can soon be seen in Warner Brothers' "Starlift." Our choir is under the direction of Norman Luboff and our music is prepared and conducted by Carmen Dragon. This is Marvin Miller saying goodbye until next week for the American Railroads. Now keep tuned for your Monday night of music on NBC.


MUSIC: THEME (QUOTES "I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD") ... ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR ... FOR A BIG FINISH


SOUND: APPLAUSE ... FADES OUT FOR--


NBC ANNCR

Preceding was transcribed. Next, it's "The Telephone Hour" on NBC.


MUSIC: NBC CHIMES


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