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on 27 February 2015
Wonderful classic romantic comedy. Stanwyck is in her top form. A must-see Christmas movie to add to one's library and a welcome well-crafted respite from yet another contemporary slapstick (and achingly loud) Santa film. This is as edgy and witty and smart a film as when it was released and does not fall into the stereotypical seasonal sentimentality. Truly enjoyable.
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on 9 December 2009
Have to disagree with the other review. This is a classic. Barbara Stanwyck is the ultimate fast-talking reporter with a twinkle in her eye. She's a smart, modern woman who doesn't know how to cook but knows how to whip up a magazine story and wear a fur coat. This movie has all the sparkle of Christmas - but it's very much set in 1945 - that is, WW2 was very much on the audiences mind and here the returning soldier is given the whole Christmas treatment - from giggling babies to warm flapjacks to rocking chairs, sleighbells, and turkey. All the warmth of Christmas along with sizzling chemistry between Morgan and Stanwyck as well as delightful character actors like Greenstreet and O'Connor. This movie embodies a nostalgia for an idealized America that didn't really exist, and in the end, the returning soldier doesn't mind he's been hoodwinked. Stanwyck, Morgan, bell-like laughter, snowy Connecticut...what more do you want..?
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on 17 January 2014
An essential addition to the family collection of traditional Christmas movies - they don't make Christmas movies like this anymore
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 23 January 2011
Christmas in Connecticut (AKA Indiscreet) is out of Warner Brothers and directed by Peter Godfrey. It stars Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet & Reginald Gardiner.

Plot sees Stanwyck as Elizabeth Lane, a successful writer of a love, marriage and food column for popular Smart Housekeeping magazine. As far as her readership is aware, Elizabeth lives in domestic bliss out in the country, tending the family home for her husband whilst raising their bonnie baby. The truth, however, is that she doesn't do any of those things, in fact she's hopeless and lives on her own in a modest Manhattan apartment. A problem now since her boss, who is none the wiser, has invited himself and a war hero fan of Elisabeth's writing, to her "Connecticut" farm for Christmas. Roping in some friends she hatches a plan to not get found out, but it's not going to be easy to pull off, no sir, not easy at all.

Frothy and breezy slice of screwball that does a good enough job at yuletide without really breaking out of its routine chains. Stanwyck is excellent (in a role first offered to Bette Davis), managing to keep the audience on Elizabeth's side in spite of her less than stellar scruples. There's a number of enjoyable set pieces, and enough knock about energy to raise a few laughs. While the makers have nicely played around with the myth of a domestic goddess and the expectation of such from male suitors. The trouble with the film, mainly, is that the direction is not creative enough for the complexities of the story, the deceptions at its core soon become boorish due to overkill. Sure it's lively, but running thru a number of set ups at pace is not enough if the staid dialogue and predictability of it all hangs heavy. One can imagine just what Howard Hawks could have done with this set up. Still, it's a safe recommendation at Christmas time, and certainly a must see for fans of the versatile Stanwyck. But once the end credits have rolled it ultimately feels like a Christmas tree without the trimmings. 6/10
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i remembered this film from childhood I found it just as enjoyable now as I did then, perhaps because it starred one of my favourite actresses, we
we don't have any actress today who can compete with Barbara Stanwyck
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on 16 February 2016
Right up there with other classic Christmas films, a revelation as I had never heard of this film, funny nostalgic & heart warming.
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on 28 January 2015
Got me into the Christmas Spirit. I just love Barbara Stanwyck and this film delivered.
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on 13 February 2017
Be careful. Spanish can be turned to English.
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on 6 January 2016
A charming Christmas film.
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on 22 January 2016
Please with item.
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