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It's Christmas Eve. Three cowboys have just bought out a store of items as Christmas presents, despite not having anyone to give the presents to. While two of them admit to wanting to impress the pretty sales clerk, the third just felt good buying gifts to give to someone. Riding through the dark desert on horseback, they see a flashing star off in the distance, which they ride over to investigate. The newly purchased second hand star is a sign just erected by Nick Catapoli for his business, the Star Auto Court. Nick has no Christmas spirit, especially as he deals with the problems of customers, this despite his wife Rosa serving all their customers with a smile and warm heart. He believes most people are hypocrites in that they espouse this spirit at this one time of the year while not having it any other time. As such, he does not want to extend his lobby as shelter for a drifter who just wants to come in from the cold for a little while. Although the drifter tries to explain the ... Written by
I also saw this movie on TCM and found it to be quite touching..I had listened years earlier to a Hallmark Playhouse Radio Drama from 12-16-1948 on Cassette called "The Desert Shall Rejoice". XM Satellite radio just played this same program recently and I was struck by the similarities between it and "Star In The Night"
Main Characters-Nick, Rosa. Though J. Carroll Naish wasn't as bitter as Nick played by John Hodiak in the Radio Drama..
Jose, Maria..Baby born..
Problems with a lighted star.
3 cowboys show up with gifts..don't know what to do with them.
Main differences..man in the film was Nick's conscience throughout..In the radio play "Dusty" Robbed Nick but later gave the money back..
There were several other customers in the "Auto Court" as portrayed in the film..
Summary:Both told the story well, though It was obvious that the Radio Drama was adapted from the film script..
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