Holiday (1930)


Holiday (1930)

After a whirlwind ten day courtship following their meeting while on respective vacations in Lake Placid, socialite Julia Seton and Johnny Case, a happy-go-lucky white collar working stiff with some business acumen, decide to get married immediately. It isn't until Julia needs to tell her Manhattan-based family - widowed father Edward Seton, brother Ned Seton and sister Linda Seton - of their engagement that Johnny learns of Julia's upper crust status. Edward is able to check out Johnny's background before giving his approval, he hoping Johnny is like his own father who was self-made. However, free-spirited Linda sees in Johnny the boost of joie de vivre the Seton family desperately needs. Despite being happy for Julia and her approval of Johnny as a prospective member of the family, Linda laments losing in Julia one of her comrades in arms in the battle against the conservative repression within the Seton family, led by their father, and their cousins Seton and Laura Cram. What ...
IMDb  6.4 /10
Director Edward H. Griffith
Writer Philip Barry
Writer Horace Jackson
Release Date1930-07-03
Runtime1h 31mins
GenreComedy, Drama
Content Rating
AwardsNominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win.
CompanyPathé Exchange
Linda Seton
Julia Seton
Johnny Case
Elizabeth Forrester
Elizabeth Forrester
Laura Cram
Susan Potter

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.

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


  • Ann Harding as Linda Seton
  • Mary Astor as Julia Seton
  • Edward Everett Horton as Nick Potter
  • Robert Ames as Johnny Case
  • Hedda Hopper as Susan Potter
  • Monroe Owsley as Ned Seton
  • William Holden as Edward Seton
  • Elizabeth Forrester as Laura
  • Mabel Forrest as Mary Jessup
  • Creighton Hale as Pete Hedges
  • Hallam Cooley as Seton Cram
  • Mary Forbes as Pritchard Ames

Award nominations

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


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.