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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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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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24 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Christmas Gift  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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 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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Remade as Lux Video Theatre: Holiday Affair (1955) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Written by Robert Burns
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One to get you into the Holiday Spirit!
22 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

With Christmas a few days away I thought I'd watch this film to try and get into the holiday spirit. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. This is one of the sweetest and loveliest films I've seen in a long time and will be one for the permanent Christmas collection. You know, those films you get out without fail every year!! A young Janet Leigh and a handsome Robert Mitchum meet in the top department of a large shopping complex. Although it is not love at first sight it soon blossoms into something more and I'm sure you'll be willing them to be together, as I was.

This is one of the best roles I've seen Robert Mitchum in - he is wonderful as the kind-hearted man trying to win the woman he loves. There are some heartwarming scenes between Leigh and her young son Timmy, which will sprinkle Christmas magic over everyone.

A 10/10 film in my book!


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