Barbara Stanwyck and Reginald Gordon in "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945)

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Directed by Peter Godfrey
Barbara Stanwyck as Elizabeth Lane and Reginald Gardiner as John Sloan

Elizabeth: You’re very sweet to me, John
(they kiss)
John: I always think of details. I was designing a house once… the plumbing. Instead of ordinary pipes, they had to be double ribbed ones. It’s nothing, I just…
Elizabeth: John Dear?
John: Yes, darling?
Elizabeth: When you’re kissing me, don’t talk about plumbing.
John: What? Oh, sorry. Of course not. What shall I talk about?
Elizabeth: Well, do you have to talk?

4 Responses to “Christmas in Connecticut (1945)”

  1. Stanwyck is a national treasure and one of the greatest actresses ever to commit to film. This is a holiday chestnut I like to watch at least once every year at this time of course.

  2. Watched this with friends a couple of weeks ago. Always a favorite and that line is one of the best!

  3. Stanwyck is a national treasure and one of the greatest actresses ever to commit to film.

    Couldn’t have said this better. She is one of my absolute favorites of all time.

  4. I haven’t seen this film – but the dialogue is pretty suggestive.

    Stanwyck has been described as the most talented actress never to have won a competitive Oscar, and I agree without reservation. Deborah Kerr is right up there, too, and then Garbo.

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