Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
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Barbara Stanwyck stars as a famous expert on marriage, cooking and homemaking who is asked by her publisher to host a national hero for Christmas dinner at her famous Connecticut home. It should be simple, but she must scramble to keep the secret that she's single, can't cook and doesn't own a home. With a lot of help, meticulous planning and split-second timing, the urban sophisticate may succeed . . . but the unforeseen happens when she falls in love with her guest in this classic romantic comedy.]]>
- Vintage Oscar-winning short: "Star in the Night"
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Being a huge Barbara Stanwyck fan I would have loved this film anyway however in "Christmas In Connecticut" Barbara has never been more winning than as Elizabeth Lane, the know it all columnist for "Smart Housekeeping" magazine in New York who always, (in her reader's minds at least) can wip up the most exquisite culinary masterpieces for any occasion. Barbara was always a very honest actress and brought conviction and feeling to any role she tackled whether it be a devoted mother or a murderess. Here the focus is on comedy as the film tells the very funny story of how after winning country wide fame as the icon of "Smart Housekeeping" her deception starts to unravel as the Christmas season approaches when her publisher Alexander Yardley (a superb Sydney Greenstreet) decides he wants to boost circulation by inviting a returning war veteran to spend Christmas with Elizabeth and her family on her beautiful farm in Connecticut. The only problem here is that Elizabeth has made up everything about her supposedly ideal life, from having a husband, a child, owning a farm in the country and worst of all even being able to cook! What follows is a highly amusing tale as Elizabeth tries to avoid having her deception uncovered. Yardley with more dollars flashing in his eyes however is not easily put off and demands that the war veteran Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) share in an ideal American Christmas on the farm with Elizabeth and her "family".Read more ›
1) The fashions, the cars, the war bonds drive, the music, the furniture...is there anything in this film that doesn't scream 1945?
2) There are more classic (and perfectly understated) one-liners than any other Christmas comedy of the era.
3) The supporting cast includes many of your favorite 1940s character actors.
4) Barbara Stanwyck!
5) It snows at all the right moments.
This is the perfect Christmas movie to watch while lounging on the Lazy Boy (the chair - not your husband) with the gift Aunt Martha sent you: the family-size can filled with carmel popcorn, cheddar cheese popcorn, and the mystery flavor you can't quite identify.
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The movie is nostalgic entertainment for those who remember the forties, or enlightenment to anyone exploring the entertainment industry of that decade. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Evelynan
Light silly LOL kind of movie made especially fun by Mr Greenstreets character. I can watch it every year and not tire of antics.Published 4 days ago by kiki
An all around feel good Christmas movie! Love this one. I've watched it many times and I'll probably watch it a bunch more.Published 4 days ago by Healthygirl
Awesome Movie fun and entertaining! Barbara Stanwyck is awesome!!!Published 4 days ago by C. F. Rigby
I have seen this Movie before and love watching it every Christmas. It wouldn't stream properly and I couldn"t watch any of it. It would stop every few seconds. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kay F Ogar
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