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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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Plainclothesman
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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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

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

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

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

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
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Classic waiting to be discovered
24 November 2004 | by (Windy City, USA) – See all my reviews

This really is a nice, little Christmas movie that gets very little airplay. Still waiting for it to make it to DVD. No big musical numbers or production standards, just a simple story about a young widow (Janet Leigh) and her son and how their lives turn upside down once Christmas season when a rather aimless drifter (Robert Mitchum) enters the picture. Some very good supporting actors throughout. Skip the remake. It does play from time to time (Turner Classics), so if you get a chance, watch it...don't expect that much, just a warm little picture, like a nice hot cup of coffee on a cold winter night. With all the crap that has become annual Xmas "Classics"...this one is just patiently sitting on the shelves...waiting. It really deserves it.


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