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Holiday Affair (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 December 1949 (USA)
The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed.

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Connie
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Carl
Gordon Gebert ...
Timmy
Griff Barnett ...
Mr. Ennis
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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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It happens in December...but it's hotter than July! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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24 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Christmas Gift  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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 is taking everyone's picture at dinner with his new camera, there is no flash bulb in the flash. None of the pictures would have come out. 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 »

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Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
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A well acted film that centers around the holidays.
25 December 1998 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

A Christmas story about a woman, recently widowed, her young son and, two men who have fallen in love with her and the boy. Robert Mitchum and Wendell Corey are excellent. Also, look for veteran actor Harry Morgan who plays a police lieutenant. I had the pleasure of meeting Wendell Corey when he visited the Marine Corp. hospital in Phi Bai, Vietnam in 1967. He was a caring and personable man and I will always remember his kindness.


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