Holiday Affair

  • U
  • Don Hartman (1949)
  • US
  • 86 min
Holiday Affair
Film Review
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4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Seasonal romantic drama starring Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. Connie, a war widow devoted to her small son, Timmy, intends to marry the dependable Carl in order to achieve security. However, on a trip to find Timmy a Christmas present, Connie meets Steve, a California drifter, who proceeds to woo Connie through her little boy's desire for a train set.

Cast and crew


Robert Mitchum
Janet Leigh
Wendell Corey
Gordon Gebert
Mr Ennis
Griff Barnett
Mrs Ennis
Esther Dale
Mr Crowley
Henry O'Neill
Police lieutenant
Harry Morgan
Helen Brown


Don Hartman

Other Information

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

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