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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.

Director:

Don Hartman

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screenplay), John D. Weaver (story "Christmas Gift")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Steve Mason
Janet Leigh ... Connie Ennis
Wendell Corey ... Carl Davis
Gordon Gebert Gordon Gebert ... Timmy Ennis
Griff Barnett ... Mr. Ennis
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Ennis
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Crowley
Harry Morgan ... Police Lieutenant (as Henry Morgan)
Larry J. Blake ... Plainclothesman
Helen Brown Helen Brown ... Emily
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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 happens in December...but it's hotter than July! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Janet Leigh was only 14 years older than the boy who played her son. See more »

Goofs

When Timmy runs his new Lionel toy train in front of the fireplace for the guests, the whistle that sounds is for a steam locomotive, not a diesel horn sound. See more »

Quotes

Connie Ennis: What'd you play?
Timmy Ennis: Oh, we threw rocks at girls.
Connie Ennis: Timmy!
Timmy Ennis: It was all right. We missed 'em.
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in a computer-colorized version. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
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Great movie with Harry Morgan
7 December 2003 | by DJAkinSee all my reviews

Harry Morgan, or Colonal Potter had a small role in this. However, the movie was good and Robert Mitchum proved that he could play more than just a thug. I enjoyed the way he delivered his lines as well as the other man who was also in love with the same woman. THe best part was when the other man, talked to his fiance as though he were reading a divorce petition.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Gift See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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