Christmas in Connecticut

Besides “Holiday Inn“, this has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies.  It is a comedy, my favorite, starring Barbara Stanwyk and Dennis Morgan.  I’ve never been much of a fan of Barbara S.,  but this cast includes one of the most special actors, in my opinion.  His name is S Z Sakall, (1883-1955).  An Hungarian stage and film actor who went by Szoke Szakall, Hungarian for blonde beard.  “Because of his befuddled amiability onscreen….he was nicknamed Cuddles…”.  He left Europe, already a well known character actor, because of the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi movement.  Probably his most known performance in America is the waiter in “Casablanca” in 1942.  

If you choose to watch “Christmas in Connecticut“, see if you love him as much as I do.  This is a very funny movie and good for all ages.


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