Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas in Connecticut

Barbara Stanwyck
Director: Peter Godfrey Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
, Dennis Morgan
Dennis Morgan
, Sydney Greenstreet
Sydney Greenstreet
Peter Godfrey


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War hero Dennis Morgan becomes the object of a publicity stunt staged by magazine publisher Sidney Greenstreet. The corpulent print mogul announces that Morgan has won a Christmas dinner, to be prepared by the magazine's housekeeping expert Barbara Stanwyck in her own Connecticut home. The catch: Not only does Stanwyck not have a home in Connecticut, but she's never been in a kitchen in her life! She also doesn't have a husband (as her articles claim), so Stanwyck's erstwhile beau Reginald Gardiner is pressed into service as the hubby. As for the cooking, that will be handled by master chef S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall. This solves everything, right? No way, Jose. Long dismissed as a lesser film farce, Christmas in Connecticut has its own irresistible charm, and has in recent years become a perennial Christmas TV attraction.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2014
UPC: 0883929413423
Original Release: 1945
Rating: TV-G
Source: Turner Classic Movie
Time: 1:41:00

Special Features

Vintage Oscar-winning short Star in the Night; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Elisabeth Lane
Dennis Morgan Jefferson Jones
Sydney Greenstreet Alexander Yardley
Reginald Gardiner John Sloan
Robert Shayne Dudley Beecham
Una O'Connor Norah
Frank Jenks Sinkewicz
Joyce Compton Mary Lee
Dick Elliott Judge Crothers
Charles Arnt Mr. Higgenbottom
Douglas Carter Postman
Allen Fox Postman
Betty Alexander Nurse Smith
Arthur Aylesworth Sleigh Driver
Marie Blake Mrs. Wright
Lillian Bronson Prim Secretary
John Dehner Second State Trooper
Jo Gilbert Mrs. Gerseg
Olaf Hytten Elkins
Fred Kelsey Harper
Pat Lane Reporter
Robert Machray Actor
Charles Marsh Reporter
Jack Mower First State Trooper
John O'Connor Delivery Man
Charles Sherlock Bartender
S.Z. Sakall Felix Bassenak
Walter S. Baldwin Potter
Emmett E. Smith Sam

Technical Credits
Peter Godfrey Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Everett A. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Adele Comandini Screenwriter
Stanley Fleischer Art Director
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Aileen Hamilton Original Story
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Lionel Houser Screenwriter
William Jacobs Producer
Frank Magee Editor
Wayne Massarelli Makeup
Casey Roberts Set Decoration/Design
Perc Westmore Makeup

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Christmas in Connecticut 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best Christmas movies i have ever seen in my life spand so far...It's a family movie.....
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The writing, dialog, and direction flow with humor. Stanwyck can be brutal with Gardiner, but he stoically endures to no avail. After seeing this old chestnut, friends and family have practiced flipping pancakes for fun. Christmas in Connecticut is a joy and I'm glad it has not been colorized.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this oiginal Christmas in Connecticut movie after I had seen the 1992 made for television remake and I liked the remake and if it hadn't been for the remake I would never have even known about the original version. This original black and white movie is superb and very charming and cute! I have both original and remake on DVD and I enjoy them both!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I watch this one all year. It is everything the remake is not--Thank Goodness. Very well cast all around. Barbara Stanwyck shines.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a hokey movie I am almost ashamed to say how much I like it. I seek it out on the tube every Christmas and roll around on the floor laughing. It is a true farce, with constant situations and emergencies. From Barbara's lack of cooking prowess, which is covered in various ways, to the baby she is supposed to have which changes shape, eye color and gender as different neighbor ladies volunteer their offspring--this is one loony movie. The main actors have a lot of charm, which doesn't hurt at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These fabulous actors (you may remember them from ''Casablanca'') absolutely rescue a mediocre script, giving it life that not even the solid preformance from Stanwyck would have been able to salvage on her own. I place it in my holiday top 10 films.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many people around today have never seen the original ''Christmas in Connecticut'', and boy, do they need to! Growing up I didn't want to watch anything that wasn't in color, and this is the movie that broke me of that terrible habit - it's just plain fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It'll never rate with Gone With the Wind or Sunset Blvd, but there's something about this film that's perfect for the holidays. The comedy is subtle and not sophmoric, and has that ''squeak by the censors'' quality that radiates in WWII era films. Barbara Stanwyck's timing is right on and she's absolutely hilarious in this film.