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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.

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Lionel Houser (screenplay), Adele Comandini (screenplay) (as Adele Commandini) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Elizabeth Lane
Dennis Morgan ... Jefferson Jones
Sydney Greenstreet ... Alexander Yardley
Reginald Gardiner ... John Sloan
S.Z. Sakall ... Felix Bassenak
Robert Shayne ... Dudley Beecham
Una O'Connor ... Norah
Frank Jenks ... Sinkewicz
Joyce Compton ... Mary Lee
Dick Elliott ... Judge Crowthers
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

11 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in Connecticut See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The entire "runaway sleigh ride" sequence was filmed in soundstages on the Warner Brothers backlot, with snow drifts simulated by soap flakes. See more »

Goofs

Yardley tells Sloan that Elizabeth's rival at another magazine has announced she is going to have a baby, and Yardley states that they have to beat her to the punch, as they will surely lose readership. Even Yardley can't do anything about nature- it still takes nine months to have a baby, so it would be impossible, even if Elizabeth conceived on the first night of marriage. Additionally, if they actually managed to have the baby before the woman at the rival magazine, it would naturally appear that Elizabeth had conceived before she was married. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Lane: Everytime I'd opened my mouth he talked. I felt like Charlie McCarthy.
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Connections

Featured in A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wish That I Wish Tonight
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening credits
Also sung by Dennis Morgan (uncredited)
Played often in the score
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Who "Elizabeth Lane" was REALLY based on.
18 November 2006 | by edalweberSee 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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