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Christmas in Connecticut

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Christmas in Connecticut
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A famous food writer lies about living on a farm, raising her children and being a good cook. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't boil an egg. When her editor says she will spend Christmas with a heroic sailor, her job is on the line.
Title: Christmas in Connecticut
[DVD]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2005.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Vintage Oscar-winning short, "Star in the night"; theatrical trailer.
From an original story by Aileen Hamilton.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
Copyright 1945, Turner Entertainment Co.
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Summary: A famous food writer lies about living on a farm, raising her children and being a good cook. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't boil an egg. When her editor says she will spend Christmas with a heroic sailor, her job is on the line.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
Local Note: 14 15
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Aileen
Greenstreet, Sydney
Morgan, Dennis - 1908-1994.
Stanwyck, Barbara - 1907-1990.
Godfrey, Peter - 1899-1970.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419818651
9781419818653
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents ; screenplay by Lionel Houser & Adele Comandini ; directed by Peter Godfrey
Performers: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Shayne.
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: DVDs. Man-woman relationships Drama. Christmas Connecticut Drama. Journalists Drama.
Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Topical Term: DVDs.
Man-woman relationships
Christmas
Journalists
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Apr 09, 2014
  • FrankJ21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cute, really cute. A delightful change from all the stress and violence which current releases are obsessed with. Gotta love Felix.

Dec 26, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Barbara Stanwyck plays a Martha Stewart-like character -- but she has a huge secret. The situation comes to a head in this witty brilliant satire which is enhanced with the performances of Sydney Greenstreet and S Z Sakall. It's not only one of my favorite Christmas movies but a top comedy. Must see!
This disc also has a heartwarming bonus short film.

Nov 01, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If nothing else, this decidedly silly, light-weight RomCom from 1945 will certainly entice you with all of its talk (as well as its presentation) of food-glorious-food. Your mouth will water at the sight of some of the delectable meals that are set before your famished eyes._____ But, with that said, I found that this somewhat screwy Chick Flick wasn't exactly the sort of cold-climate story that's gonna be guaranteed to warm your heart, nor put you into the Christmas spirit, or anything like that, at all._____ Even though this film's plot was just a wafer-thin "Girl-Gets-Boy-To-The Altar" story, it still does have its entertaining moments._____ Barbara Stanwyck plays character Elizabeth Lane, a chic, NYC writer for Smart Housekeeping magazine, who's got her naive readers believing her to be the most ideally perfect homemaker on the face of the planet (but, in reality, she's far from being that)._____ This standard studio corn has Miss Lane cornered into entertaining both a dashing war veteran and her overbearing boss in a cozy, but posh, Connecticut home for the holidays.

Jan 07, 2013
  • MWPH rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a funny, witty, surprisingly risqué, classic Christmas film. It's a little hokey but, if you really think about it, that fact makes it even more entertaining since it is a very good representation of what we're all searching for during the holidays; laughter filling a warm home with a perfect wintery wonderland outside our frosted windowpanes. Yes, this is one of those films that will make you long for the Good Ol' Days (which we sometimes forget were created in glorious black and white by georgeous Hollywood actors - like Barbara Stanwyck)

Dec 04, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun and frivolous little holiday movie starring a plucky Barbara Stanwyck. Farcical and zany, Christmas in Connecticut zips right along leading Liz from one implausible situation to the next as she struggles to save her job by pretending to be a Connecticut housewife who is an extraordinary cook when in reality she's an unmarried New York writer. Christmas in Connecticut isn't quite in the same league with classics like It's a Wonderful Life, but it's worth a watch as a rom-com double feature with a film like the Holiday (2006).

Dec 04, 2012
  • rtom77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Barbara Stanwyck plays a smart New York writer pretending to be the Martha Stewart of 1942. Although she can't cook, her column is based on the free recipes and advice she receives from good friend and restauranteur "uncle Felix". Her bluff is called when the publisher orders her to entertain a war hero at her Connecticut farm for Christmas. Little does the publisher know that the farm, husband, and even baby are all make-believe. With her and her editor's job on the line, Stanwyck and uncle Felix have to think fast. An excellent farce whose witty script stands the test of time. Enjoy!

Apr 02, 2012
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An entertaining funny Christmas classic which I think is sometimes overlooked because of other Big Christmas titles such as Scrooge, It's a wonderful life etc.

Dec 16, 2011
  • grahambanks rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I do not understand the hype around this movie. I thought that it was very poorly made.

Nov 20, 2010
  • lilb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

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