The movie is about a wealthy businessman named Steve Harvey (Fred MacMurray) who is forced to spend Christmas with his estranged family after his plane crashes. He is initially reluctant to spend time with them, but eventually warms up to them and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Steve is a successful businessman who is always working. He has a wife, Ellen (Betty Field), and two children, Susan (Natalie Wood) and Tommy (Roddy McDowall). However, Steve is so busy with work that he doesn't spend much time with his family. One Christmas Eve, Steve's plane crashes in the mountains. He is rescued by a family named the Wallaces, who take him in for Christmas. Steve is initially reluctant to spend time with them, but he eventually warms up to them and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Steve learns that the Wallaces are a poor family, but they are happy and loving. They teach Steve the importance of family and community. Steve also learns that there is more to life than work. At the end of the movie, Steve returns to his family and tells them that he has changed. He promises to spend more time with them and to be a better father. Steve and his family enjoy a happy Christmas together.

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It Happened One Christmas (1977)

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The movie is about a wealthy businessman named Steve Harvey (Fred MacMurray) who is forced to spend Christmas with his estranged family after his plane crashes. He is initially reluctant to spend time with them, but eventually warms up to them and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Steve is a successful businessman who is always working. He has a wife, Ellen (Betty Field), and two children, Susan (Natalie Wood) and Tommy (Roddy McDowall). However, Steve is so busy with work that he doesn't spend much time with his family. One Christmas Eve, Steve's plane crashes in the mountains. He is rescued by a family named the Wallaces, who take him in for Christmas. Steve is initially reluctant to spend time with them, but he eventually warms up to them and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Steve learns that the Wallaces are a poor family, but they are happy and loving. They teach Steve the importance of family and community. Steve also learns that there is more to life than work. At the end of the movie, Steve returns to his family and tells them that he has changed. He promises to spend more time with them and to be a better father. Steve and his family enjoy a happy Christmas together.

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Cast
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Marlo Thomas

Mary Bailey Hatch
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Orson Welles

Henry F. Potter
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Wayne Rogers

George Hatch
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Cloris Leachman

Clara
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Barney Martin

Uncle Willie
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Karen Carlson

Violet
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Dick O'Neill

Mr. Gower
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Doris Roberts

Ma Bailey
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Richard Dysart

Peter Bailey
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Cliff Norton

Martini
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Archie Hahn

Ernie
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Christopher Guest

Harry Bailey
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Gino Conforti

Sassini (as Gene Conforti)
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Morgan Upton

Bert
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Robert Emhardt

Judge
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Ceil Cabot

Cousin Tillie
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Bryan O'Byrne

Doctor
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Rita George

Helen Bailey
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Beans Morocco

Toll Keeper (as Dan Barrows)
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Med Flory

Nick
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James Brodhead

Bank Examiner (as James E. Brodhead)
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David Hollander

Petey Bailey (uncredited)
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Jim Lovelett

Sam Wainwright (uncredited)
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Linda Lee Lyons

Zuzu Hatch (uncredited)
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Walter O. Miles

Man at Party (uncredited)
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Lynn Woodlock

Mary, age 12 (uncredited)
Crew
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Donald Wrye

Director
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Philip Van Doren Stern

Writer
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Lionel Chetwynd

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