Holiday Affair (1949)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 December 1949 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Gordon Gebert ...
'Timmy' / Timmy
Griff Barnett ...
Mr. Ennis
Esther Dale ...
Henry O'Neill ...
Police Lieutenant (as Henry Morgan)
Larry J. Blake ...
Helen Brown ...


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 <>

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It happened in December...but its hotter than July ! See more »


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Release Date:

24 December 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Christmas Gift  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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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Remade as Holiday Affair (1996) See more »


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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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