Holiday Affair (1949)
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as Steve Mason
as Connie Ennis
as Carl Davis
as Mrs. Ennis
as Mr. Ennis
as Mr. Crowley
as Police Lieutenant
as Mr. Gow
as Santa Claus
as Man (uncredited)
as Clerk (uncredited)
as Clerk (uncredited)
as Boy in Park (uncredited)
as Waiter (uncredited)
as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
as Timmy Ennis
as Bum in Park (uncredited)
as Train Conductor (uncredited)
as New Year's Celebrant (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for Holiday Affair
Mitchum's interplay with Leigh is a sweet treat, carrying the movie through its more routine segments.
Audience Reviews for Holiday Affair
"Holiday Affair" is a sweet if slight film revolving around a love triangle (or more accurately, a love pentagram) as a war widow (Janet Leigh) is romanced by two opposing suitors: one, an ideal companion and father for her young son, the other, an impulsive and brash (yet charming) idealist (Robert Mitchum), who is noble almost to a fault. Wendell Corey plays the widow's next door neighbor, loyal and doting, pretending not to notice (so blinded he is by love) that his affections aren't returned in quite the same ardent fashion. A chance meeting with suitor #2 and it's clear which one she could fall for. But he is wary of entering a relationship with a woman so clearly pining away for her dead husband. In the end, it's not between suitors the woman must choose, but between the living and the dead.
I think I liked this movie so much because of Tim, who is really a swell kid. One might believe that Connie has to choose between two men in her life, but Tim is the one who takes the final decision. I also enjoyed breakfast in the park, when unexpected things can happen to those warm hearted who take care of orphan squirrels.
A cute, but predictable, romantic comedy with a good cast.
Holiday Affair Quotes
|Connie Ennis:||Oh, you're always so wrong about me. I have a wonderful memory of a husband and a marriage. You're trying to take it away from me.|
|Steve Mason:||Nobody wants to do that. I know. I'm sure Carl doesn't. All anybody wants is for you to live in the present and not be afraid of the future. You know, maybe it could happen again if you quit pretending that something that's dead is still alive.|
|Connie Ennis:||Oh, alright, if it will make you any happier, you're a fortune teller. You're absolutely right about me all the time. I want everything just the way it is - Mrs. Status Quo. Just me and Timmy - no changes.|
|Steve Mason:||And I want a girl that'll drop everything and run to me, no matter what the score is.|