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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 August 1945 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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11 August 1945 (USA)  »

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Indiscrição  »

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Trivia

The character of Elizabeth Lane was loosely based on the then popular Family Circle Magazine columnist Gladys Taber, who lived on Stillmeadow Farm in Connecticut. See more »

Goofs

Felix walks into the bedroom and as he reaches for the door knob the stage lighting cast two prominent shadows of him. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Yardley: Why, that's strange. He looks different this morning.
Elizabeth Lane: Wouldn't you look different if you'd swallowed a watch?
Alexander Yardley: But he's a blonde, has teeth, and he talks.
Elizabeth Lane: Mr. Yardley, this is no time to take inventory!
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Remade as Lux Video Theatre: Christmas in Connecticut (1956) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played on the phonograph for the wedding ceremony
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Excellent screwball comedy
1 December 2004 | by (not stated) – See all my reviews

This is a screwball comedy disguised as a Christmas movie. I almost prefer Barbara Stanwyck in this than in the Lady Eve. She is a bit less restrained, a bit warmer. She moves with ease in an almost all male cast. The holiday theme is almost incidental, it definitely takes a sideline to the charade in the house of her being a domestic goddess. Barbara Stanwyck carries the movie right through to the end. Her extra slim figure is pleasing in very simply tailored clothes. Your heart almost sinks for her when she is going to be married to the very droll architect. The actual farm setting is fun and makes it more believable. Not very well known, but not to be missed.


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