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A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.

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Lee Leander
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John Sargent
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Mrs. Sargent
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Aunt Emma
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Francis X. O'Leary
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Willie
Charles Waldron ...
Judge in New York
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District Attorney
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Tom (as Charlie Arnt)
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Hank
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Mr. Emory
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Rufus (as Snowflake)
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'Fat' Mike
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Lee's Mother
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Mrs. Emory
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Judge at Rummage Sale
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Jury Member (uncredited)
Ambrose Barker ...
Customs Official (uncredited)
John Beck ...
Lee's Stepfather (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Avril Cameron ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
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Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Frank Conklin ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
Roy Crane ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Harry Depp ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
Edmund Elton ...
Minister (uncredited)
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Jury Member (uncredited)
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Court Attendant (uncredited)
Galan Galt ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
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Court Guard (uncredited)
Beth Hartman ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
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Jury Member (uncredited)
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Bandleader at Barn Dance (uncredited)
Lillian Lawrence ...
Townswoman at Rummage Sale (uncredited)
Kate Drain Lawson ...
Jail Matron (uncredited)
Martha Mears ...
Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
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Brian - the Bailiff (uncredited)
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Jury Member (uncredited)
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Jury Member (uncredited)
Bernard Suss ...
Jury Member (uncredited)
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Jury Member (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Florence Wix ...
Judge's Wife (uncredited)

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Mitchell Leisen

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Preston Sturges ... (original screenplay)

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Mitchell Leisen ... producer
William LeBaron ... executive producer (uncredited)
Albert Lewis ... producer (uncredited)

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Friedrich Hollaender ... (as Frederick Hollander)

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Ted Tetzlaff ... director of photography

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Doane Harrison ... (edited by)

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Roland Anderson
Hans Dreier

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Edith Head ... (costumes)

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Dorothy Ponedel ... makeup artist: Barbara Stanwyck (uncredited)
Wally Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Hal Walker ... assistant director (uncredited)

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A.E. Freudeman ... interior decorator

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Earl S. Hayman ... sound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
Walter Oberst ... sound recordist

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Irvin Talbot ... conductor
Charles Bradshaw ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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LeRoy Prinz ... dance director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmas time. But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee's own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial? Written by John Oswalt

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Taglines BARBARA and FRED in 1940's first great love affair ...! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'aventure d'une nuit (France)
  • Die unvergessliche Weihnachtsnacht! (Germany)
  • Recuerdo de una noche (Spain)
  • Die unvergessliche Nacht (West Germany)
  • Recuerdo de una noche (Uruguay)
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  • 94 min
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Trivia According to director Leisen, the role of Lee's mother was originally taken by Marjorie Main. When Main's performance proved to be far too broad and overdone, the scene was re-shot with Georgia Caine. See more »
Goofs When Fred MacMurray is milking the cow, Barbara Stanwick pushes it knocking the thermos from MacMurray's hand. It falls upside down but when the camera returns it is right side up. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Jingle Bells See more »
Quotes Lee Leander: Suppose you were starving to death and you didn't have any food and you didn't have any place to get anything. And there were some loaves of bread out in front of a market. Now remember, you're starving to death and the man's back was turned. Would you swipe one?
John Sargent: If I was starving, you bet I would.
Lee Leander: That's because you're honest. You see, I'd have a six-course dinner at a fancy restaurant across the street and then say I forgot my purse. Get the difference?
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