Holiday Affair (1949)
Starring Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, and Gordon Gebert
Directed by Don Hartman
The biggest issue for me in Holiday Affair is that I never really believed that Connie would fall for Steve. I don't think it is Mitchum's typical tough-guy exterior that's doing the relationship in for me. Instead, I think it's just the rather silly premise. To me, there's no reason Connie wouldn't be leaning more towards the steady, kind, and reliable Carl. Sure, maybe there's some "women love bad boys" kind of thing, but Carl is presented as such a good guy that we actually end up not caring for Connie as she contemplates leaving him. Janet Leigh tries to get us to understand her emotions, but I just didn't buy into the premise which leaves Holiday Affair ultimately not working.
The RyMickey Rating: C-