Christmas In Connecticut

Christmas In Connecticut

By Peter Godfrey

  • Genre: Peter Godfrey
  • Release Date: 1945-08-11
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Peter Godfrey
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99

Description

Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. 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?

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Reviews

  • An Entertaining Oldie

    4
    By CotuitDon
    Fun to watch Barbara Stanwyck and Sidney Greenstreet in their prime. Somewhat slapstick but still good fun.
  • Bah Humbug

    2
    By MTM.MAN
    Even though I recently developed a recent appreciation for young Barbara Stanwyck (via TCM - as a kid was more familiar with older Big Valley Stanwyck), I did not care so much for this. This movie is of course cute at times, and interesting to a point, it paints her character as a flake who jumps quickly into the arms of another younger (more appealing?) suitor, as if she is a teenager in love, and not ready to settle down. Hard to believe it passed the tough screeners back then. Not like it is a big deal, cause you do wonder why she agreed to marry the first man in the first place, but you almost feel sorry for him in the end. By the way I turned it off when they stole the horse carriage close to the end and the fat man was spying on them.....lol.
  • Christmas Cheer!

    5
    By B Hatfield
    "Christmas in Connecticut" is a clever, light-hearted comedy that works on every level due primarily to the superb chemistry between Dennis Morgan and Barbara Stanwyck. He plays WWII seaman Jefferson Jones, who is recovering from being lost at sea. She is Elizabeth Lane, a magazine columnist and homemaker extraodinaire. What Elizabeth's adoring fans and boss, played by Sydney Greenstreet, do not realize is that she is unmarried, childless and can't cook; she's a clueless Martha Stewart. Their worlds collide when seaman Jones' hospital nurse arranges to have him spend a good old-fashioned Christmas in a warm, country home in hopes of giving him a true picture of domestic life. Once this smart cast converges to spend Christmas in what they believe to be Elizabeth's Connecticut home the story takes off. Stanwyck is brilliant as the bewildered housewife, delivering a deft comedic performance. S. Z. Sakall's standout role as Elizabeth's long time friend and restaurateur, Felix, is a joy to watch. Easily a holiday favorite that gets better every year.
  • Classic!

    5
    By swafun
    Christmas in Connecticut is all a Christmas classic should be. The writing and performances are second to none. Barbara Stanwyck is sensational as Elizabeth Lane, the '40s equivalent of a Martha Stewart. Dennis Morgan, usually paired with Doris Day, is in top form here, singing and acting his way through the picture with ease. The kitchen scene between the cook and Uncle Felix is some of the best, well acted comedy writing to come out of the era. All in all, Christmas in Connecticut is a delight from beginning to end.
  • Cool

    5
    By Cwyt95
    I live in Conneticut! :D
  • Crazy Love Story

    4
    By Frank C 66554321.
    Old school plot of a unmarried woman writer embellishing her articles for popularity and her lies catch up with her. Sure its a crazy plot, but it stars Barbara Stanwyck, and that really means something. Her performances stands out in this silly rom com. Good characters all around, but it’s Barbara that is the glue to this Christmas classic romantic comedy.
  • Cute Christmas movie.

    4
    By ginalollobrigida
    I'm not a huge fan of Barbara Stanywick, but this is a cute Christmas comedy to watch.
  • Great Christmas Fun for Everyone!

    5
    By M. Clark
    I am so happy to see that iTunes has added this movie! This movie is a Christmas Eve tradition for my family and I. The storyline is cute and enjoyable, with many funny moments. The whole cast is fantastic in this movie, especially Uncle Felix. If you enjoy Its a Wonderful Life, but are looking for a lighter movie, you should enjopy this treasure! The 1940s fashions are also a fun advantage of watching this movie. Its just one of my favorites, and I wouldnt be supreised if it becomes a favorite of yours too!
  • My favorite Christmas movie!

    5
    By MCayla
    Great Christmas classic!
  • Okay

    3
    By Code Red1980
    I can see why this isn’t the biggest Christmas Classic out there. Story was good. Acting was good too. Got a little confused at the direction Barbara Stanwick’s character went as the movie progressed. She even got a little annoying at times and somewhat hypocritical. Don’t expect to catch any glimpses of Connecticut. This was all studio. Could’ve been Christmas in Wisconsin and wouldn’t have noticed a difference. Still, worth a watch if you’re looking for a Christmas movie that you haven’t seen before.

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