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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(short story "One Christmas"), (teleplay)
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Cornelia Beaumont
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Dad
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Emily
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Buddy
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Bus driver
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Troy Simmons ...
Toby
Marilyn Allen ...
Miss Ivy
Mary Lucy Bivins ...
Miss Julene
Henderson Gilliland ...
Glenn Gilmore
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Mr. Farris
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David Lenthall ...
Billiard player
Thomas Myers Jr. ...
Salesman
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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.

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Drama | Family

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19 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Truman Capote's One Christmas  »

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1.33 : 1
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Katharine Hepburn's last film appearance. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dixon Hobbs: Thought I might find you here.
Dad: Well, if isn't the very sturdy Dixon Hobbs. What brings you here?
Dixon Hobbs: My sister's money. Don't tell me you haven't heard I've been looking for you.
Dad: Mm, word is you have some concerns about an investment she's made.
Dixon Hobbs: My only concern is how fast you're going to give her that money back.
Dad: Are you telling me that you question her ability to make her own decisions?
Dixon Hobbs: [grabs Dad by shirt collar] Let's just say, I don't think it's a sound business investment.
Dad: I didn't realize the...
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Buy it and watch it every Holiday Season
17 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is wonderful. I can not find enough great things things to say about it. Its a very special film!

One thing this film does is that it shows that its "life's little moments that count the most".

Now in this film A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans which is played by Henry Winkler! The boy however is wiser then his father and more compassionate then most adults will ever be.

The great Katherine Hepburn gives a performance that proves her iconic status. Swoosie Kurtz co-stars and gives a performance that at the end makes you want to reach through the screen give her a huge hug.

There are many holiday theme movies but this is one of the best!


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