One Christmas (1994)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family  |  19 December 1994 (USA)
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A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.



(short story "One Christmas"), (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornelia Beaumont
T.J. Lowther ...
Bus driver
Troy Simmons ...
Marilyn Allen ...
Miss Ivy
Mary Lucy Bivins ...
Miss Julene
Henderson Gilliland ...
Glenn Gilmore
Mr. Farris
David Lenthall ...
Billiard player
Thomas Myers Jr. ...


A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.

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19 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Truman Capote's One Christmas  »

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Katharine Hepburn's last film appearance. See more »


In the restaurant when Buddy and his father are eating oyster's, the Tabasco bottle on the table is not vintage from the 1930s. It is the present-day bottle with a red plastic top. That would not have been a 30s bottle. See more »

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Only for Hepburn Fans
16 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason I give this 6 stars is because of Katharine Hepburn. This just happened to be her final film role and I still can't figure out why she'd choose this as an end to her glorious career. She is the only reason I saw this movie and after viewing it, I can't say there was anything I enjoyed about this film other than her presence, even though her scenes took up less than 10 minutes of screen time. She is visibly frail in this movie, with her head shaking so severely, I though it was going to fall off any second. There were some good performances by Swoosie Kurtz and Henry Winkler but everything else about this movie "stinks". I just didn't connect with any of the characters due to their underdevelopment and the movie doesn't feel like it takes place in the 1930's, but then again I suppose the budget of this TV movie wouldn't allow that. Like I said before, I'd only recommend this to Hepburn fans, but anyone else shouldn't bother.

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