I watched this for the first time over the holidays. Directed by a gay man (Mitchell Leisen) and featuring Barbara Stanwyck at her most beautiful and Fred MacMurray. I loved the movie - Stanwyck is very natural and affecting and she has an amazing chemistry with MacMurray. Leisen directs with style to spare. Surprised this Christmas movie is not mroe well-known.
One of the movies that made me a Stanwyck fan. No fan of MacMurray but he was tolerable in this movie.
Thanks so much for posting this OP. I watch this film every Xmas. I've posted here several times that I like this film even more than Barbara's better-known holiday film, Christmas in Connecticut. RTN has more pathos, and certainly better direction. I love Beulah Bondi and Elizabeth Patterson in this as well. A fine, fine film.
It seems like people are only now realizing what a treasure Stanwyck was.
Lesbian directed this?
Stanwyck could do it all. Screwball comedy, westerns, social drama, tearjerkers, romantic drama. Far better than the mannered performances of her contemporaries Davis and Crawford.
I love this movie too. Then again I am the biggest Barbara Stanwyck fan. She is my favorite actress.
another stanwyck fan here. she is so compelling when she speaks, you cannot take your eyes off her.
I love her in her films but also love her performance in The Thorn Birds. Along with the music, she was one of the few good things in that schmaltzy dreck.
Stanwyck had a very magnetic screen presence. Can't put my finger on it, but when she was in a scene, you could not take your eyes off of here.
The courtroom scene at the end is beautifully done.
I'd like to recommend Stanwyck's No Man of Her Own. You can stream it on Netflix. Great movie.
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