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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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Cast

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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 happened in December...but its 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

Producer/Director Don Hartman makes a cameo appearance as a man leaving a phone booth. 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

Connie Ennis: If you wish for things you can get, you're gonna be happy. If you wish for real big things, all you're gonna get is real big disappointments.
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Connections

Featured in A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
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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