Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's a Holiday Affair

What do Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, and Wendall Corey have in common? A Holiday Affair that changed each of their three lives. Janet Leigh, as Connie Ennis, is in a long-term but uncommitted relationship with Carl Davis (Wendall Corey). 

This isn't because Carl hasn't asked her to marry him, but because she can't let go of the memory of her husband, who was killed in the war. The situation is further complicated by her son, Timmy, who isn't crazy about the idea of his mother remarrying - at least marrying Carl.

Everything changes when Connie, who is a comparison shopper, gets Steve Mason (Mitchum) fired from his job in the toy department at a large department store. From that point on they walk in and out of each other's lives more consistently than Esther Williams goes swimming.

The story is sweetened by little Timmy, adorably portrayed by Gordon Gebert. Timmy learns a few important Christmas lessons, including the value of friendship and loving-kindness over material things.
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