Christmas Holiday

Synopsis: Due to inclement weather, Lt. Charles Mason is forced to spend Christmas in New Orleans. Recently dumped by his girlfriend, the depressed Lieutenant falls in with Jackie Lamont, a singer who works at a nightclub and brothel. After attending midnight mass together, she tells her story to Charles. Her real name is Abigail and she fell in love with Robert Manette. After six months of happy married life, Robert is arrested for murder, but Abigail can't help loving her no-good husband.
Director(s): Robert Siodmak
Production: Universal
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

You are now about to become officers

in the Army of the United States.

Some of you will serve in one way,

some in another.

Some by living

some by dying.

But you're all at the beginning of the

greatest moment of your lives.


and good luck to you.

Officers will now step forward

for their commission.

Right face.

Forward march.

Lieutenant Tyler.

Lieutenant Mason.


At ease men, at ease.

That's the way it is, Charley,

every outfit has at least one

practical joker.

Look, when we get to New York,

no tricks, huh, Steve?

Oh, don't worry about that.

Ten days of fun, no tricks and no sleep.

When do you get to 'Frisco, Charley?

I get to San Francisco tomorrow morning.

Oh, pardon me. I forgot. San Francisco.

Well, Merry Christmas to you, Charley,

if I don't see you again.

And I'll see you on the

New York train ride, Jerry.

Right, Steve.

Hey, Jerry...

Have I shown you this ring?

Seems to me, you have. Seventeen times

until I stopped counting,

as a matter of fact.

Do you think she'll like it?

Oh, I wouldn't be surprised.

They generally do like a wedding ring

when they're getting married.

Want me to ask you again

when it's going to be?

Day after tomorrow, high noon, St. Thomas' Ferry.

That way we can spend a week in Coronado

with New Year's Eve and New Year's day

and I can still get back here in time.

We'll all be shipping out as soon as

we get back from our leaves.

That's what everybody says.

That's why Mona and I decided...

Lieutenant Mason?


Oh, thank you.

That's why we decided to get married

right away, Mona and I.

We wanted to make it

tomorrow, Christmas Day,

but that may have been cutting

plane connections a bit too fine.

This way with the extra day...







What's the matter?

What are you going to do?

First thing, of course, we better cancel

your plane reservations.

There'd be no sense in your

making that long trip.

No, I...

I'm going to San Francisco all the same.

They're not going to get away with this.

Charley, why don't you come

to New York with me?

We'd have a wonderful time.

We could run up to Lake Placid

for New Year's.

You said yourself you've never really

seen snow.

There'd be skiing, the bobsled run.

I want to see you on snowshoes.

They look simple at first but...

Oh, Charley...

If a girl is capable of a thing

like this,

it's better to find out about now

than later on.

Forget it.


It's happened.

That's all there is to it.

You're not going to make

a fool of yourself just because this...

I've been made a fool of.

As a favor to me, Charley,

we've become pretty good pals,

don't go back, please.

You better hurry if you're going

to get that early train.

Well, I suppose you know

what you're doing.

That's right.

So long and have

a good time in New York.

Jerry, let's get going.

Right away.

Merry Christmas, Jerry.


Louise, we're going to have to

go to our alternate airport

at Harding Field, New Orleans.

We're going to make an alternate landing

right outside of New Orleans.

Nothing wrong, just unfavorable

weather ahead.

Fasten your safety belts, please.

Please fasten your safety belts.

Your attention, please,

We've got a bus outside and we're

taking you to

the Hotel Samarkand for the night.

We hope we can resume the flight

in the morning.

Can't we go on by train if we want to?

I don't think there's a chance. They're

sold out weeks in advance.

Ladies and gentlemen, you all have your

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W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham, CH ( MAWM; 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965), better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.After both his parents died before he was 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a physician. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time. During the First World War he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1917. During and after the war, he travelled in India and Southeast Asia; these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels. more…

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