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Christmas in July (1940) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva, William LeBaron and Paul Jones.

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Christmas in July (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 11, 2019 From 4 Star Films

“If you can’t sleep at night, it isn’t the coffee – it’s the bunk” – Maxford Coffee House Slogan Christmas in July is one of Preston Sturgeses earliest efforts where he both scripted and directed the material. He was fed up with how others had handled his ha... Read full article


Christmas in July (1940)

By Cameron on May 17, 2017 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.chicagofilmsociety.org/2012/07/06/xmas-in-july/ ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. It?s not Christmas and it?s not July, but this movie isn?t about those either, so here we go! Christmas in July was written and directed by Preston Sturges, whose career is astonishing bot... Read full article


Preston Sturges series: Screening of “Christmas in July” April 26 at the Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 16, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Preston Sturges series: Screening of “Christmas in July” April 26 at the Daystar Center Preston Sturges series: Christmas in July Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: April 26, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Christmas... Read full article


Christmas in July (1940) (2)

By Beatrice on Mar 30, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Christmas in July Written and Directed by Preston Sturges 1940/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Preston Sturges is a great favorite of mine but somehow this early effort leaves me less than wildly enthusiastic. Jimmy MacDonald (Dick Powell) and Betty Casey (Ellen Drew) are in l... Read full article


Christmas in July (1940) (1)

By Kristen on Jul 13, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Having recently watched and reviewed Sullivan’s Travels I mentioned going out and watching the rest of director Preston Sturges‘ work. ?Christmas in July, Sturges’ second film and the first to be deemed “classic” according to sources, the film feels like a d?but. ? The ... Read full article


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Jimmy MacDonald: If you can't sleep, it isn't the coffee. It's the bunk.


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The set to this movie was open because Sturges loved visitors to observe what he was shooting.
This film was based on a play called "A Cup of Coffee" which Preston Sturges wrote in the summer of 1931. The play also features a character named Jimmy MacDonald who works for a coffee company and enters a contest for a rival company with the slogan "If you can't sleep at night it isn't the coffee, it's the bunk." Much of the play's plot and supporting characters were changed for the film, but the dialogue between Jimmy and his girlfriend about his slogan is repeated almost verbatim. "A Cup of Coffee" was never produced in Sturges' lifetime, but it was eventually staged by the New York theater company Soho Rep in a production that opened in March of 1988, fifty-seven years after the play was written and twenty-nine years after Sturges' death.
Preston Sturges made a cameo appearance as the man listening to the radio while his shoes are being cleaned.
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