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Christmas Eve ()


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To save her fortune from a designing nephew, Matilda Reid must locate her three long-lost adopted sons in time for a Christmas Eve reunion.

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Mario Torio
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Michael Brooks
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Jonathan 'Johnny'
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Ann Nelson
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Claire
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Jean Bradford
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Aunt Matilda
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Phillip Hastings
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Dr. Bunyan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Carl Harbord ...
Dr. Doremus
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Williams-Butler
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Judge Alston
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Harriet Rhodes
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Joe Bland, FBI Agent
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Mario's Hood
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Private Detective Gimlet
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Gustav Reichman
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Auctioneer
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Mrs. Bunyan
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Rosita (scenesDeleted)
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Reporter (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Robert - Matilda's Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard ...
Assistant Bartender (uncredited)
John Indrisano ...
Gateman (uncredited)
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Paul - Policeman (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Beer Drinker (uncredited)
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Page Boy Bringing Package (uncredited)
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Reichman Henchman as Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Commuter at Terminal (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edwin L. Marin

Written by

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Laurence Stallings ... (adapted from original stories) &
Richard H. Landau ... (adapted from original stories)
 
Laurence Stallings ... (screenplay by)
 
Robert Altman ... () (uncredited)
 
Arch Oboler ... (story) (uncredited)

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Benedict Bogeaus ... producer

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Heinz Roemheld

Cinematography by

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Gordon Avil

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James Smith ... film editor

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Ernst Fegté ... (as Ernst Fegte)

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Gene Redd ... (set decorations) (as Eugene Redd)

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Otis Malcolm ... makeup artist
Scotty Rackin ... head hairdresser

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Kenneth Walters ... production manager (as Ken Walters)

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Joseph Depew ... assistant director

Sound Department

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William H. Lynch ... sound technician (as William Lynch)

Stunts

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John Daheim ... stunt double: George Raft (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jerry Bos ... wardrobe: men's
Greta ... wardrobe: women's

Music Department

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David Chudnow ... music supervisor
Herschel Burke Gilbert ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Benedict Bogeaus ... presenter
Carley Harriman ... assistant to producer
Arthur M. Landau ... production associate
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Plot Summary

The greedy nephew of eccentric Matilda Reid seeks to have her judged incompetent so he can administer her wealth; but she will be saved if her three long-lost adopted sons appear for a Christmas Eve reunion. Separate stories reveal Michael as a bankrupt playboy loved by loyal Ann; Mario as a seemingly shady character tangling with a Nazi war criminal in South America; Jonathan as a hard-drinking rodeo rider intent on a flirtatious social worker. Is there hope for Matilda? Written by Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Sinner's Holiday (United States)
  • Cita en Nochebuena (Spain)
  • A Tia Milionária (Portugal)
  • Tre figli in gamba (Italy)
  • Fortabte sønner (Denmark)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia This was the final non-western role for Randolph Scott (Jonathan 'Johnny' in this film). From 1948 until he retired in 1962 he played only roles in westerns. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Films of Robert Altman (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) See more »
Quotes [Michael struggles against kissing Ann]
Ann Nelson: What's the matter, dreamboat? Didn't you have your vitamins this morning?
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