Monday, December 13, 2010

12 films of christmas: christmas in connecticut

It's 1945 and the standard for American homes is being set by Elizabeth Lane, Smart Housekeeping's resident domestic diva. Except she's not.  She can't boil water, she lives in a one bedroom apartment in New York and she's just spent her next six month's salary on a mink coat.   Ignorant to the truth about America's domestic sweetheart, her publisher decides to invite a war hero - and then himself - to Elizabeth's storied (and fictional) Connecticut farm for the holidays.

Barbara Stanwyck's plucky heroine, a handsome sailor,  a cast of hilarious supporting characters and a Connecticut farm are a recipe for a great holiday screwball comedy.

Fun fact: Dick Elliott, who plays Judge Crothers, also appears as the man on the porch who urges James Stewart to kiss Donna Reed in It’s a Wonderful Life.

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