Christmas Eve (film)

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Christmas Eve
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Produced by Benedict Bogeaus
Written by Story:
Richard H. Landau
Laurence Stallings
Starring George Raft
George Brent
Randolph Scott
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography Gordon Avil
Edited by James Smith
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates October 31, 1947
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Christmas Eve is a 1947 United Artists comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin. The movie is based on the story by Richard H. Landau and stars George Raft, George Brent and Randolph Scott. It was rereleased under the title "Sinner's Holiday".


The greedy nephew of eccentric Matilda Reid seeks to have her judged incompetent so he can administer her wealth; but she will be saved if her three long-lost adopted sons appear for a Christmas Eve reunion. Separate stories reveal Michael as a bankrupt playboy loved by loyal Ann; Mario as a seemingly shady character tangling with a Nazi war criminal in South America; Jonathan as a hard-drinking rodeo rider intent on a flirtatious social worker. Is there hope for Matilda?



The film didn't receive very good reviews. Leonard Maltin gave it 1.5 stars out of 4. The film didn't do very well at the box office.[1]


  1. ^ Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 126

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