Christmas in Connecticut

1945

Peter Godfrey
Director
Warner Brothers
Studio

Magazine stages a publicity stunt by having its popular food writer host a survivor of a torpedoed destroyer for Christmas. Said food writer is hardly Martha Stewart, though, just a talented creator of fiction.

Not really a Christmas film, but a very charming and amusing romantic comedy with an excellent cast. Stanwyck and moore have good chemistry, and the supporting cast shines (especially S.Z. Sakall). One can hardly imagine this with Bette Davis in the lead, as was originally intended.

Remade as a TV movie in 1992, directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, no less. It's about as awful as you would imagine.

-Dave W.



11th August 1945
Cinema

Not Rated

102 mins
1.37:1




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Barbara Stanwyck
Elizabeth Lane
Dennis Morgan
Chief Quartermaster 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
Seaman Sinkewicz
Joyce Compton
Mary Lee
Dick Elliott
Judge Crothers
Frederick Giermann
German U-Boat Captain
(edited from Action in the North Atlantic)
(archive footage)
Kurt Kreuger
German U-Boat Crewman
(edited from Action in the North Atlantic)
(archive footage)
Charles Flynn
German U-Boat Crewman
(edited from Action in the North Atlantic)
(archive footage)
Unknown 3419
Hospital Orderly
Betty Alexander
Nurse Smith
Allen Fox
Postman
Olaf Hytten
Elkins
Lillian Bronson
Miss Scott
Unknown 3419
Deliverywoman with Mink Coat
John O'Connor
Deliveryman with Rocking Chair
Unknown 3419
Felix's Restaurant Waiter
Unknown 3419
Felix's Restaurant Waiter
Unknown 3419
Felix's Restaurant Waiter
Unknown 3419
Felix's Restaurant Waiter
Unknown 3419
Glockenspiel Player
Emmett Smith
Sam
Charles Sherlock
Oscar, Bartender
Jeffrey Sayre
Felix's Restaurant Patron
Wilbur Mack
Felix's Restaurant Patron
Arthur Aylesworth
Sleigh Driver
Unknown 3419
Baby 'Roberta'
Jody Gilbert
Mrs. Gerseg
Unknown 3419
Baby Louie
Charles Arnt
Homer Higgenbottom
Sam Harris
Man at Dance
Walter Baldwin
Sheriff Herb Potter
Fred Kelsey
Mr. Harper
Jack Mower
First State Trooper
John Dehner
Second State Trooper
Pat Lane
Reporter
Charles Marsh
Reporter
Marie Blake
Mrs. Wright
Barry Norton
Restaurant Patron

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