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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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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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It happened in December...but its hotter than July ! 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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(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 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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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 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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