Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, S.Z. Sakall, Una O'Connor
While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane. Jeff's nurse arranges with Elizabeth's publisher, Alexander Yardley, for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth's bucolic Connecticut farm with her husband and child. But the column is a sham, so Yardley hastens to arrange a publicity ploy by setting up single, nondomestic Elizabeth on a country farm.
This movie has become one of the best Christmas classics that a lot must watch every year. It is sad that younger people do not know about this movie. It is such a great movie for the holidays.
The story for this movie is really sweet and fun. This was a popular storyline for that era. It is the old pretending to be someone else for a job or a man or woman. There are so many movies from then that are like this. It does not it a generic movie. It just makes it a popular story.
Barbara Stanwyck was wonderful in the movie. She is one of the most beautiful and talented actress from then. The entire cast was great in the movie. Una O'Connor is one of my favorites in the movie. I have always liked her in movies. She is always the bit part, but it works so well for that personality that her puts on for so many roles.
The movie itself makes you want to spend Christmas where they should be at, since they are in a set. The look of Christmas is all over that movie. The Christmas tree alone is so large and beautiful. It is almost breath taking. That house and farm would be great, if it were real.
I do like this movie a lot. This is not the best Christmas movie out there, but it is a really good one. The movie helps welcome the Christmas season. Enjoy.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Trailer