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Christmas in July (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  18 October 1940 (USA)
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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

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Betty Casey
Raymond Walburn ...
Dr. Maxford
Ernest Truex ...
Mr. J.B. Baxter
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Mr. Bildocker
Alexander Carr ...
Mr. Shindel
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Don Hartman
Adrian Morris ...
Tom (as Michael Morris)
Rod Cameron ...
Dick
Harry Rosenthal ...
Harry
Georgia Caine ...
Mrs. MacDonald
Torben Meyer ...
Mr. Schmidt
Al Bridge ...
Mr. Hillbeiner (as Alan Bridge)
Lucille Ward ...
Mrs. Casey
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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HOTTER THAN A FIRECRACKER - MERRIER THAN CHRISTMAS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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18 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Das große Los  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sturges helped invent the gadget sofa demonstrated in the department store scene. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy MacDonald: If you can't sleep, it isn't the coffee. It's the bunk.
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Glorious
6 April 1999 | by (Verdun, Quebec) – See all my reviews

Sturges's directorial effort is astonishingly funny. He creates such winning characters, and then does such terrible things to them! It's amazing how he is able to walk a tightrope between satire and sentimentality. The Sturges company is in place already, watch for Walburn as Dr. Maxford, everything he says is a marvel of pomposity! Powell and Drew make an appealing working-class couple, yearning to be together, but lacking the funds to get married. You will laugh, and you will be sucked into Jimmy's plight! Modern comedies could learn from Sturges, Stevens, Capra, et al.; it's fun to laugh at, and with, people that we like...


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