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Movie Info

When the coworkers of Jimmy MacDonald (Dick Powell) play a prank and trick him into thinking that's he's won the grand prize money in a slogan contest for a coffee company, he is thrilled and makes plans to marry his sweetheart, Betty Casey (Ellen Drew). To everyone's surprise, the coffee company owner, Dr. Maxford (Raymond Walburn), also falls for the prank and awards the prize check to Jimmy. Eventually the ruse is discovered, jeopardizing Jimmy and Betty's newfound happiness.

Cast & Crew

Dick Powell
Jimmy MacDonald
Ellen Drew
Betty Casey
William Demarest
Mr. Bildocker
Ernest Truex
Mr. J.B. Baxter
Franklin Pangborn
Don Hartman, Radio Announcer
Harry Hayden
Mr. E.L. Waterbury, Office Manager
Rod Cameron
Dick, a Coworker
Michael Morris
Tom Darcy (co-worker)
Harry Rosenthal
Harry, a Coworker
William LeBaron
Executive Producer
Paul Jones
Producer
Werner R. Heymann
Original Music
John Leipold
Original Music
Leo Shuken
Original Music
Victor Milner
Cinematographer
Hans Dreier
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Critic Reviews for Christmas in July

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Christmas in July

  • Sep 05, 2010
    This is a good movie. It's funny and sometimes sad too. The cast is good, and the story is nice. I enjoyed it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2009
    Cute Preston Sturges, not his best but enjoyable.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2009
    <I>"If you can't sleep - it isn't the coffee, it's the bunk!"</I> A cruel practical joke gets out of hand when a lowly employee of a coffee company is duped into believing he has won $25,000 in a competition to invent a new corporate slogan. Nothing else in the film can quite match the hilarious and touching opening rooftop scene - in which Dick Powell's Jimmy tries to explain the law of averages and his dismal slogan to his bemused girlfriend (Ellen Drew) - though <I>Christmas in July</I> still manages to be a fairly delightful piece of minor Sturges. If the ironic ending can be seen from several miles away, Powell and Drew make such a charming double act it hardly matters.
    Stephen M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2007
    A fun movie that seems to perfectly balance drama and slapstick comedy. The performances were enjoyable and the story was fun. Preston Sturges gained some momentum off of The Great McGinty and definitely built up and expanded upon here. A lot of fun moments, namely Powell and Drew's neighborhood attacking the businessmen. "It's not the coffee, it's the bunk!"
    Michael G Super Reviewer

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