Christmas Eve (1947)





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This episodic holiday film centers around a rich spinster aunt whose greedy nephew is attempting legal action to take her estate. Before he makes a final decision, a caring judge tells the spinster that she can rally together the three foster children she raised to help her keep the estate, he will delay the nephew's action. Now she must find her three grown boys who have gone in wildly different directions. One is a boozy cowboy involved in a baby racket, another is a deadbeat deeply indebted to the nephew, and the other is a successful owner of a South American cafe on the lam for a con-job he didn't commit. She endures and adventurous journey, but the three do manage to come together on Christmas Eve, save the estate, and give the conniving nephew his due.
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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United Artists


George Brent
as Michael Brooks
George Raft
as Mario Torio
Randolph Scott
as Jonathan 'Johnny'
Ann Harding
as Aunt Matilda Reed
Joan Blondell
as Ann Nelson
Reginald Denny
as Phillip Hastings
Carl Harbord
as Dr. Doremus
Clarence Kolb
as Judge Alston
John Litel
as FBI Agent
Joe Sawyer
as Gimlet
Douglas Dumbrille
as Dr. Bunyan
Dennis Hoey
as Williams
Molly Lamont
as Harriett
Claire Whitney
as Dr. Bunyan's Wife
Andrew Tombes
as Auctioneer
Marie Blake
as Girl Reporter
Ernest Hilliard
as Assistant Bartender
Al Hill
as Bartender
John Indrisano
as Gateman
Eddie Parks
as Drunk
Holly Bane
as Page Boy
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The feel-good story tries too hard to be a cheery Christmas story, but its dry mixture of lame comedy and limp drama comes off as ridiculous melodrama.

Full Review… | December 25, 2012
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