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Christmas in July ; 1940  ·  Posted by Tallulah

Director: Preston Sturges
Actors: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr, William Demarest, Ernest Truex, Franklin Pangborn
Country: U.S.A.

I finally got my paws on more Preston Sturges films and I was excited to watch them. I watched The Great Moment and was disappointed but I remembered reading that The Great Moment was butchered by Paramount (or one of the major studios) so I decided that I shouldn’t judge Sturges for that film. But then I watched this and wondered what in the world made Sturges make it. The acting was mediocre, although I did like Ellen Drew as Betty. It had some cute moments and I can see some of Sturges’ usual style but this film was so… bland. I wouldn’t recommend this film to anyone unless they want to see all of Sturges’ works; I can’t even come up with one redeeming quality for this film.

IMDb Link: Christmas in July
Where to buy: Amazon.com (DVD – part of “Preston Sturges – The Filmmaker Collection”) ; Amazon.com (VHS)

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