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Holiday Affair

Holiday Affair

Don Hartman (1949)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this absolutely charming yet little-known RKO Christmas movie, Janet Leigh plays a widowed single mother torn between Robert Mitchum and Wendell Corey (that's a contest?) and, not surprisingly, drawn to the one her son prefers. There's a sweet opening sequence and a nice sense of New York at Christmas time that's a touch reminiscent of Miracle on 34th Street. Mitchum reveals what a subtle actor he could be and Leigh proves yet again that she was one of the most delectable of cinematic charmers. Cynics should steer well clear, but if you're in the right mood this is delightful seasonal entertainment.

Summary

A department store clerk discovers a war widow is doing market research for a rival shop, but when he does not report her to the management, it costs him his job just before Christmas. They meet again when he carries out a further act of kindness toward her son, and romance develops, despite her impending marriage. Comedy, starring Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum.

Cast & Crew

Steve Robert Mitchum
Connie Janet Leigh
Carl Wendell Corey
Timmy Gordon Gebert
Mr Ennis Griff Barnett
Mrs Ennis Esther Dale
Mr Crowley Henry O'Neill
Police lieutenant Harry Morgan
Emily Helen Brown
Director Don Hartman
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd

Comedy

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