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Christmas in July (1940)

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An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy MacDonald
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Betty Casey
Raymond Walburn ...
Dr. Maxford
Alexander Carr ...
Mr. Shindel
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Mr. Bildocker
Ernest Truex ...
Mr. J.B. Baxter
Franklin Pangborn ...
Don Hartman
Harry Hayden ...
Mr. Waterbury
Rod Cameron ...
Dick
Adrian Morris ...
Tom (as Michael Morris)
Harry Rosenthal ...
Harry
Georgia Caine ...
Mrs. MacDonald
Ferike Boros ...
Mrs. Schwartz
Torben Meyer ...
Mr. Schmidt
Julius Tannen ...
Mr. Zimmerman
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An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl. When the truth comes out, he's not prepared for the consequences. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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contest | coffee | slogan | office | telegram | See more »

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If you can't sleep at night, it isn't the coffee - it's the bunk!

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Comedy | Romance

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18 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Christmas in July  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The set to this movie was open because Sturges loved visitors to observe what he was shooting. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Maxford: [to Hartman] Of all the confounded...
[knock]
Dr. Maxford: [shouts] Come in!
Jimmy MacDonald: How da you do, sir? I suppose I have the honor of addressing Dr. Maxford, I presume?
Dr. Maxford: That's right. And this is my announcer Don Hartman.
Jimmy MacDonald: Well, Mr. Hartman. It certainly is a pleasure to meet you. I've certainly enjoyed your personality on the air.
Don Hartman: [pleased] Eh, congratulations to you!
Jimmy MacDonald: Thank you. Here's the telegram, Mr. Maxford... uh, Dr. Maxford.
Dr. Maxford: Yes, yes, yes.
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How a film ought to be made.
1 October 1999 | by (Berkeley) – See all my reviews

I'm a film buff...I watch movies of all sorts all the time. But Christmas In July may well be my favorite film of all time. It is well-constructed, tightly executed, and just plain hilarious. I've never laughed harder at any film then I did during the seen where Dr. Maxford gives Jimmy the check.

As always Bill Demerest is great. The entire cast shines in this film. I'd advise anyone striving to become a writer/director of films to study this film. This is how it ought to be done.


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