It's almost December and if you're a bit of a Grinch or a Scrooge you're not going to enjoy the movie posts for the next few weeks because they all take place during the holiday season.
We're starting off with Holiday Affair (1949) starring Janet Leigh, Robert Mitchum and Wendell Corey.
It's not a thrilling movie, but it is a pleasant one. Apparently they play it on Turner Classic Movies sometimes? If you ever see it on the schedule, it's the sort of movie you have on in the background and 1/2 watch while you look at stuff on the internet. I liked it, but I'm not going to add it to my yearly holiday movie line-up.
Janet Leigh stars as Connie Ennis, a young widowed mother who has an unfortunate first encounter with department store clerk Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum), inadvertently causing him to get fired just before Christmas. Despite the mishap, Steve takes Connie on a date, much to the chagrin of her better-established suitor, Carl, but much to the delight of her young son, Timmy, who would much prefer Steve to Carl as a stepdad.
This man reminds me of Bill Hader.
See all the previous movie posts here.