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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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S.Z. Sakall, who plays Uncle Felix, was of Hungarian ancestry (born in Budapest) and serves several Hungarian-inspired dishes in this film (he adds paprika to the stew, makes goulash, kidneys, etc.). This was an instance of art imitating life; Sakall detested "American food" and insisted on only eating Hungarian or continental food, even having his wife cook his lunches for him while he was on set. See more »

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When Felix flips the first flapjack we see it fly to the left side of the screen. Felix then reaches to the right side of the screen to catch it. See more »

Quotes

Felix Bassenak: That coat! What's the meaning?
Elizabeth Lane: Don't worry, I'm paying for it myself. It'll take my next six months' salary. Nice, isn't it?
Felix Bassenak: Six months' work for a coat?
Elizabeth Lane: All my life I promised myself a mink coat. You know, Felix, it's very important to keep promises, especially to yourself.
Felix Bassenak: Do you have to promise so expensively?
Elizabeth Lane: But I need it!
Felix Bassenak: You need it? Nobody needs a mink coat but a mink.
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Followed by Armchair Theatre: Roast Goose and Walnut Stuffing (1959) See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Music by James Pierpont
Played during the opening credits and when the sleigh arrives at the farm house
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Who "Elizabeth Lane" was REALLY based on.
18 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

At the time that this movie was made most housewives knew exactly who Barbara Stanwick was parodying.Today only some women over 50 probably remember Gladys Taber,whose column "Butternut Wisdom" ran in Family Circle Magazine from before World War II until the 1970's.She lived on Stillmeadow Farm in Conecticut,and her columns were collected into a number of books,Stillmeadow Seasons, Stillmeadow Daybook, etc. The lines that Barbara Stanwick recites as she types them for her column are quite typical of the ones that began a typical Gladys Taber column.Besides cooking and country living,she got rather nostalgic and philosophical at times.She talked a lot about her favorite dogs, mostly cocker spaniels.You might say that Martha Stewart is the Gladys Tabor of today.

Christmas is Connecticut may not be any cinematic masterpiece,but it is pleasant,lighthearted entertainment,soothing to the stressed out mind,and that is good enough


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