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      Christmas Eve

      Released Oct 31, 1947 1h 30m Holiday Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Matilda Reid (Ann Harding) is in danger of being declared senile at the urging of her nephew, Phillip (Reginald Denny). To keep him from controlling her estate, Matilda must find her three adopted sons, who left home long ago. One of them, Michael (George Brent), lives in New York, where he's incurred a $75,000 debt. Another, fugitive Mario (George Raft), is hiding in South America. The last, Jonathan (Randolph Scott), is a small-time cowboy. All three must come home to save Matilda's fortune. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      James Agee TIME Magazine [A] dead rat. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The feel-good story tries too hard to be a cheery Christmas story, but its dry mixture of lame comedy and limp drama comes off as ridiculous melodrama. Rated: C Dec 26, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D A bit contrived but the cast makes the best of it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review rob m A sweet and charming Christmas film, and not at all what I expected. The sub-plots are all completely different, ranging from romantic comedy to crime noir, and all involve three sons who have gone their own way and if they will or will not return in time for a Christmas eve to help their adoptive mother avoid losing her fortune. Maybe a little contrived but still entertaining. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Great classic Christmas movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member A simple three part story of Rich Woman not wanting to give her fortune away to a conniving nephew. In order to do this she must unite her three sons by Christmas Eve which are all over the world & either night club owner, gangster & wannabe cowboy. The film I watched was a terrible print which did the film no favors and was a very edgy & violent film for a so called Christmas Film. I would love to re visit the film when a better print surfaces, George Raft was the stand out in a out of place Christmas Film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good stiuff but shares a title with the 1931 WB pix that was james cagney's film debut Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Matilda Reid (Ann Harding) is in danger of being declared senile at the urging of her nephew, Phillip (Reginald Denny). To keep him from controlling her estate, Matilda must find her three adopted sons, who left home long ago. One of them, Michael (George Brent), lives in New York, where he's incurred a $75,000 debt. Another, fugitive Mario (George Raft), is hiding in South America. The last, Jonathan (Randolph Scott), is a small-time cowboy. All three must come home to save Matilda's fortune.
      Director
      Edwin L. Marin
      Genre
      Holiday, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 31, 1947, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 6, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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