Christmas Holiday
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Christmas Holiday
Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Jackie (Deanna Durbin), marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette (Gene Kelly). Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability and soon drags Jackie into a life of misery. When her husband commits murder, Jackie is compelled by Robert's equally degenerate mother (Gale Sondergaard) to cover up the crime. When Robert is arrested, Jackie, tormented by the love she still holds for her husband, runs away from the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stylishly directed by Robert Siodmak, this film noir is uncharacteristic fare for both Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A compelling film noir despite not digging into even darker depths."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Dark elation, double lives, a variety of musical cathedrals"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A sharp departure into salacious territory for sugar-and-spice star Deanna Durbin"
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
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