Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

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

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

Country: United States
Language: English, German

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 the secret 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 in this classic romantic comedy. Read the original New York Times review here.

About the filmmaker:

London-born Peter Godfrey was a stage actor, director and producer 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 Cry Wolf (1947) and Escape Me Never (1947) and eventually moved to television.

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