Holiday Affair – Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

Holiday Affair –
Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

holidayaffairimdbHoliday Affair (1949) from Director Don Hartman.
Produced by Don Hartman. Screenplay by Isobel Lennart based on the story Christmas Gift by John D. Weaver.

This film runs 87 minutes in black and white.

The Storyline [from IMDb.com]

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

Holiday Affair –
Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

aholidayaffair holiday_affair_table_treeThe Cast of Holiday Affair: [from wikipedia]

  • Robert Mitchum as Steve Mason [The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Ryan’s Daughter]
  • Janet Leigh as Connie Ennis [Psycho, A Touch of Evil, The Manchurian Candidate]
  • Wendell Corey as Carl Davis [Rear Window, Sorry Wrong Number]
  • Gordon Gebert as Timmy Ennis
  • Griff Barnett as Mr. Ennis
  • Esther Dale as Mrs. Ennis
  • Henry O’Neill as Mr. Crowley
  • Harry Morgan as Police Lieutenant [MASH, Dragnet, The Shootist, How the West Was Won]
  • Larry J. Blake as Plainclothesman
  • Helen Brown as Emily (Mr. Crowley’s secretary)
  • Frances Morris as Mary (Housekeeper)

At the time, Mitchum was contracted to RKO Radio Pictures. According to Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies, RKO head Howard Hughes had Mitchum take the part to repair his image after his arrest for marijuana possession.

Holiday Affair – Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

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My thots on Holiday Affair:

This is a classic Christmas tale about love, department stores, trains, relationships, understanding, forgiveness and more. A post-WWII film about a widow, a veteran, and a little boy who wants a daddy.

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