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Holiday Affair (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 December 1949 (USA)
A young widow is romanced by a sales clerk whom she inadvertently got fired.

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Gordon Gebert ...
Timothy 'Timmy' Ennis
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Mr. Ennis
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Police Lieutenant (as Henry Morgan)
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Helen Brown ...
Emily - Crowley's Secretary
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The baby picture on the wall of Timmy (Gordon Gebert) really is a picture of the actor as a baby. See more »

Goofs

When Wendell Corey and Janet Leigh are dining out, Corey requests two martinis, one with two olives. When the martinis arrive, Corey's martini obviously, has one olive and it appears Leigh's martini also, only has one olive. 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

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

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Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
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Appealing Christmas confection!
28 November 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Bright and engaging holiday-themed romantic comedy has single mom Janet Leigh wooed by two men over the holidays: devil-may-care Robert Mitchum (who really does have a sardonic demon in his eyes!) and staunch, dull Wendell Corey. Poor Corey really has a thankless role here, not only playing the third wheel but berated for it as well; still, he plays dishwater-dull to perfection and his voice of reason would surely give Leigh cause to second-guess her heart. Surprisingly quirky film isn't the least bit obvious or clichéd, and Janet's screen-relationship with Gordon Gebert, the likable youngster playing her son, is very well handled. Top-notch writing, directing and acting; a gem. ***1/2 from ****


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