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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 August 1945 (USA)
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

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Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Dear Fans, Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan are spending a very merry "Christmas in Connecticut." The romancin's rosy and the fun's furious and everybody's going to be there! You're invited! Warner Bros. (The happy hosts) (original poster - written in script) See more »

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Until 1949 US Navy enlisted rank (rating) was separated by occupational type; Seaman ratings and Artificer ratings. Seaman ratings were worn on the right sleeve and Articifer ratings were worn on the left. Our hero identifies himself as a Quartermaster which is a sea occupation thus properly wearing his rating on his right sleeve. See more »

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The events at the farm take place on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas, but the gifts under the tree can be seen sitting there unopened the entire time. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Lane: [Dudley has told her she has to go to see Yardley to arrange her Christmas with the sailor] Arrange it, are you crazy? Where am I gonna get a farm? I haven't even got a window box!
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Followed by Armchair Theatre: Roast Goose and Walnut Stuffing (1959) See more »

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O Little Town of Bethlehem
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Music by Lewis H. Redner
Lyrics by Phillips Brooks
Sung by Dennis Morgan
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Classic Holiday Movie!
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Christmas in Connecticut (1945 - Directed by Peter Godfrey) Barbara Stanwyck stars as a well-known magazine food writer who has been lying to her millions of fans that she is married with child and lives the traditional wife/mother role in a lovely country farm house. Magazine editor Sydney Greenstreet decides that Stanwyck should host returning war veteran Dennis Morgan at her country house over the Christmas holidays! Yikes! What's Stanwyck to do? Why marry her long time suitor, architect John Sloan, (who just happens to have the perfect country house in Connecticut) in a hurry and high tail it out to Connecticut faster than you can say "I do" before the boss finds out and she loses her job and becomes the laughing stock of the country.

This is a charming and lightly played holiday tale that allows Stanwyck to turn in one of her best comedic roles. The movie has all the ingredients for a holiday classic: a farm in the country, lots of snow, mishaps and miscommunications to keep everyone guessing as to how the whole thing will turn out in the end. Of course, Stanwyck never does marry her architect friend and instead falls head over heels with the war hero.

It's one of the lesser known holiday movies, but year by year, is getting more and more attention. If you don't go for the heavily sweet holiday fare, this is just what the doctor ordered.


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