Christmas in Connecticut
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Christmas in Connecticut
War hero Dennis Morgan becomes the object of a publicity stunt staged by magazine publisher Sidney Greenstreet. The corpulent print mogul announces that Morgan has won a Christmas dinner, to be prepared by the magazine's housekeeping expert Barbara Stanwyck in her own Connecticut home. The catch: Not only does Stanwyck not have a home in Connecticut, but she's never been in a kitchen in her life! She also doesn't have a husband (as her articles claim), so Stanwyck's erstwhile beau Reginald Gardiner is pressed into service as the hubby. As for the cooking, that will be handled… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thoroughly moth-eaten."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Barbara Stanwyck uses every acting muscle in her body to redeem this silly holiday romance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"reasonably good fun, and Stanwyck actually overcomes the role's limitations"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Okay, mildly amusing Christmas fare."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"All in all, though, this is all very fluffy and silly and perfectly wonderful."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Peter Godfrey, the director, has a good deal to learn about the art of telling a boudoir joke in the parlor and getting away with it."
‑ , New York Times
"If this mildly amusing screwball comedy about mistaken identity has a conservative slant of glorifying housewives it's due to the zeitgeist: It was made in 1945, at the end of WWII, when men were coming home and women sent back to the kitchen."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Delightfully cheerful screwball comedy that is especially suited for the Christmas holidays."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A gem of a holiday comedy: Stanwyck is adorable"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Frolicsome in an artificially hearty sort of way."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"A sometimes hilarious farce and a holiday favorite."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Breezy, fun holiday comedy that has dated somewhat."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Silly as its premise may be, the film itself is both hilarious and heart-warming."
‑ , Film4
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