Originally released in 1945 you would think you already know all there is to know about the movie Christmas In Connecticut by now. It’s been 70 years!
Here are four things you probably didn’t know about the flick. Merry Christmas!
In December of 2014 this film was shown by Turner Classic Movies in theaters as a double-feature with A Christmas Carol (1938).
The character of Elizabeth Lane was loosely based on the then popular Family Circle Magazine columnist Gladys Taber, who lived on Stillmeadow Farm in Connecticut.
When Felix (S.Z. Sakall) first meets Yardly (Sydney Greenstreet), he takes an immediate dislike to him and mumbles under his breath, “Fat man” and walks away. In The Maltese Falcon (1941) Greenstreet played the role of Kasper Gutman whose code name was “Fat Man”.
During the square dance, right after the announcer says to do the “star” formation, Yardley accidentally strikes a female dancer in the face with his hand (neck and chin area) while struggling to turn his big body around. The lady is momentarily knocked backward in a whiplash motion but maintains her poise and smile throughout.