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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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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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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

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
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Written by Robert Burns
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sweet little Christmas romance
26 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Janet Leigh, playing a young war widow with a small child, meets Robert Mitchum in a department store - where he contributes to her losing her job. From then on he's on the chase to get Leigh away from her nice but boring boyfriend (played with a bit more life than usual by Wendell Corey).

Through this admittedly thin plot, there are lots of opportunities for Mitchum to be both charming and irritating, and long before the end you can see where Leigh is going to be by the end. But as a Christmas movie, with the atmosphere and the sheer class of Mitchum and Leigh, this really is a pearl and not to be missed.


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