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Holiday Affair (1949)

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The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed.

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Cast

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Steve
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Carl
Gordon Gebert ...
Timmy
Griff Barnett ...
Mr. Ennis
Esther Dale ...
Henry O'Neill ...
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Police Lieutenant (as Henry Morgan)
Larry J. Blake ...
Plainclothesman
Helen Brown ...
Emily
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Storyline

Just before Christmas, department store clerk Steve Mason meets big spending customer Connie Ennis, really a commercial spy. He unmasks her but lets her go, which gets him fired. They end up on a date, which doesn't sit well with Connie's steady suitor, Carl, but delights her son Timmy, who doesn't want Carl for a step-dad. Standard (if sweet) romantic complications follow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Baby, you're just what I want for Christmas See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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24 December 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cupido op vacantie  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 18, 1950 with 'Robert Mitchum' and 'Gordon Gebert' reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Timmy opens the box containing the train set his mother buys, he quickly re-wraps the box leaving a small amount of the tissue paper hanging on the outside of the box, in the next scene the paper is not hanging outside the box. See more »

Quotes

Steve Mason: Carl isn't the real threat to me. Maybe I'm not to him. This isn't two fellows and a girl, you know. This is two fellows, a girl and her husband. I can't fight a shadow - I tried - competition's too tough. You were even going to play it safe and settle for someone you didn't love so you wouldn't be unfaithful to your husband.
Connie Ennis: Oh, you're always so wrong about me. I have a wonderful memory of a husband and a marriage. You're trying to take it away from me.
Steve Mason: Nobody wants to do that. I know. I'm ...
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Connections

Remade as Lux Video Theatre: Holiday Affair (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Written by Robert Burns
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A Different Christmas Movie
5 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not sure why I like this movie so much. It's a very simple boy meets girl movie. The characters are all nice people, even the president of the store is a nice person he just is hard to see sometimes :) The Wendall Corey character is my favorite. He is a realist and even though he cares for Janet Leigh's character, he is realizes that unless he also can connect to "her son" this is just not going to work out. Even her 'inlaws' that visit her at Christmas time don't think he will be the best choice for her.

The movie is delightful and definitely something to watch during the holidays though TMC ran this movie during a Robert Mitchum day in October ;-)


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