Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

The Song, the Film, the Holiday 

The Hi-Pointe concludes its December triad of holiday movie classics with White Christmas, the top-grossing film of 1954. Apparently everybody loved this movie -- except the critics (but what do they know?). What's not to like? Consider the components: Bing Crosby croons beloved Irving Berlin songs to Rosemary Clooney; Danny Kaye is a surprisingly dexterous dancer in musical numbers with Vera-Ellen. Toss in sarcasm from (St. Louis' own) Mary Wickes; add the avuncular Dean Jagger as a beloved Army general. Film it all in wide-screen VistaVision, and what more do you need? Well, maybe a plot, but you can't have everything. White Christmas just might be the most mindless holiday movie of them all -- which is why it invites repeat viewings. Much of it is so forgettable, every time you see the film is like the first time. And here's the kicker: It somehow becomes more enjoyable with every passing year. The musical screens on Saturday morning, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hi-Pointe Theatre (1005 McCausland Avenue; 314-664-1100 or Tickets are $5.
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Related Locations

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 2, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation