White Christmas

Continuity mistake: The train that transports The Haynes Sisters and Wallace and Davis from Florida to Vermont is shown as being of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in one sequence, and of the Southern Pacific Railroad in another. Neither railway ran on the east coast of the U.S.

Jimmy Short

Continuity mistake: When they are at the table in the train's dining car, there is a large menu against the window. The menu is horizontal. When they start singing, the menu is suddenly vertical.

Continuity mistake: When the General comes into the room for his surprise party the old lady and the granddaughter step back when he first enters then the camera cuts to another angle and they step back again.

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Trivia: The "Sisters" comedy act was completely improvised by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

Trivia: The song "White Christmas" originally appeared in the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn," starring Bing Crosby alongside Fred Astaire, although the song is usually referenced back to this movie.

He's My Brother

Trivia: In the scene where Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are escaping the club where the sisters are performing, you see Bing Crosby hail a cab. Not withstanding that there happens to be a cab in the alley, but moreover, when Bing "whistles" you can here that he wasn't able to do it. It comes out as a "flub" sound. Not really a mistake, but kinda funny.

unclethes

Danny Kaye: My friend, when what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting whatever it is you've got left.

Question: At the Vermont lodge Judy is dancing with the same male dancer that Betty dances with at the same time in New York City at a nightclub. How can that happen?

Answer: The actors appear similar but they are different people. John Brascia danced with Vera Ellen in Vermont. George Chakiris danced with Rosemary Clooney in New York.

Question: What is the white drink the bartender makes on the train?

Answer: It looks like a frozen daiquiri, a drink made with rum, lime juice, light syrup, and ice that is mixed in a blender to make it slushy.

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Question: Why does Wallace change his tune suddenly when offering the Haynes sisters a drink on the train, considering that a few seconds before he was not too pleased because Davis had given their tickets to the sisters?

Answer: While initially not pleased their tickets had been given away, Wallace used his war injured arm to gain passage (a running gag in the movie) and once on the train it no longer mattered that they did not have tickets. Besides, they were very pretty girls that they already knew and liked.

OneHappyHusky
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