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Christmas in Connecticut

Released Aug 11, 1945 1h 41m Holiday Comedy List
89% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 75% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck). Jeff's nurse arranges with Elizabeth's publisher, Alexander Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet), for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth's bucolic Connecticut farm with her husband and child. But the column is a sham, so Yardley hastens to arrange a publicity ploy by setting up single, nondomestic Elizabeth on a country farm. Read More Read Less
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THR Staff Hollywood Reporter Played strictly for laughs, belly type, it's an audience winner from way back in the balcony. What can you lose? Dec 15, 2021 Full Review TIME Magazine Thoroughly moth-eaten. Dec 5, 2008 Full Review New York Times Peter Godfrey, the director, has a good deal to learn about the art of telling a boudoir joke in the parlor and getting away with it. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 25, 2006 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) It's nothing that's going to change your life or anything but if you want a pleasant and romantic comedy that has some good laughs and some good chemistry it's a... really entertaining little Christmas movie. Jun 18, 2019 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Barbara Stanwyck uses every acting muscle in her body to redeem this silly holiday romance. Dec 25, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com If this mildly amusing screwball comedy about mistaken identity has a conservative slant of glorifying housewives it's due to the zeitgeist: It was made in 1945, at the end of WWII, when men were coming home and women sent back to the kitchen. Rated: B- Jan 12, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Alec B Extraordinarily silly but Stanwyck is always convincing Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Amanda P Wonderful movie☺️👌 a real Christmas Classic. A definite must see 👏 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Blobbo X The lead guy lacks charisma and recognition - at least to Blobbo. Movie ok, upbeat, Christmassy. A comedy, or so I've heard. This could have been better with a different director and with actors of a more comedic bent. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/11/23 Full Review notchurjelly The kind of movie that gives you unrealistic relationship expectations, the kind you know in your mind are ridiculous but hope with everything in you that one day they might just happen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/21/23 Full Review Stephen C LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review CodyZamboni Amusing holiday light comedy fare, with a very appealing Barbara Stanwyck performance, as she tries to bs her way about her faux perfect homemaker persona. The movie fun works best with the " how is she gonna get outta this one? " type situations ie, her fake baby, her lack of cooking skill, her questionable marital status, etc. Add to that, the Xmas production design, the wacky but likeable supporting cast, and an overall good time romantic mood, make for a solid Christmas movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck). Jeff's nurse arranges with Elizabeth's publisher, Alexander Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet), for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth's bucolic Connecticut farm with her husband and child. But the column is a sham, so Yardley hastens to arrange a publicity ploy by setting up single, nondomestic Elizabeth on a country farm.
Director
Peter Godfrey
Producer
William Jacobs
Screenwriter
Aileen Hamilton, Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Brothers
Genre
Holiday, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 11, 1945, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 18, 2010
Runtime
1h 41m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.37:1)
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