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Holiday Classics: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Opens on December 1

Director: Peter Godfrey Run Time: 102 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1945

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States
Language: English, German


Presented as part of the 2023 edition of Holiday Classics.


About the film:

Barbara Stanwyck stars as a famous expert on marriage, cooking and homemaking who is asked by her publisher to host a national hero for Christmas dinner at her famous Connecticut home. It should be simple, but she must scramble to keep her big secrets: that she’s single, can’t cook and doesn’t own a home!¬†With a lot of help, meticulous planning and split-second timing, the urban sophisticate may succeed… but the unforeseen happens when she falls in love with her guest.

About the filmmaker:

Peter Godfrey was an English actor and film director. He began his career as a conjuror, clown, actor and director in repertory theatres around the United Kingdom¬†before coming to Hollywood as an actor in the late ’30s. By the late 1940s, Godfrey was a prominent director, working on films such as Christmas in Connecticut (1945), followed by Cry Wolf (1947) and Escape Me Never (1947) starring Errol Flynn.

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