Christmas in Connecticut

It's interesting that this decidedly minor picture:

is a farce, which requires serious writing ability to pull off, since the elements need to scatter, form and re-form, and resolve in a satisfactory manner;

stars Barbara Stanwyck, and has a supporting role filled by one of the bad guys from The Maltese Falcon;

has in Uncle Felix a remarkable comedic minor role and audience surrogate;

gives intelligence and dignity to the two(!) speaking roles for African-Americans;

and goes pretty far in its fake-marriage and fake-adultery games for a 1940s movie.

It is, for these reasons, one of my favorites.

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