6.0/10
429
16 user 6 critic

Christmas Eve (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 31 October 1947 (USA)
To save her fortune from a designing nephew, Matilda Reed must locate her three long-lost adopted sons in time for a Christmas Eve reunion.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Laurence Stallings (adapted from original stories), Richard H. Landau (adapted from original stories) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf
Certificate: Passed Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley
Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin
Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan
Little Caesar (1931)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Nicholas Rood, dishonest mine owner, finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Garrett
Stars: Donald Woods, Nan Grey, Edgar Kennedy
Lost Angel (1943)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A party is thrown at a haunted mansion, people start to die, and a man who spent a night in the "blue room" disappears.

Director: Leslie Goodwins
Stars: Anne Gwynne, Donald Cook, John Litel
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

LA ex-cop Vince Kane is a bail-bondsman who bails out the suspect of a securities bonds robbery but his client disappears, prompting Vince to investigate.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Raft ... Mario Torio
George Brent ... Michael Brooks
Randolph Scott ... Jonathan 'Johnny'
Joan Blondell ... Ann Nelson
Virginia Field ... Claire
Dolores Moran ... Jean Bradford
Ann Harding ... Aunt Matilda
Reginald Denny ... Phillip Hastings
Douglass Dumbrille ... Dr. Bunyan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Carl Harbord Carl Harbord ... Dr. Doremus
Dennis Hoey ... Williams-Butler
Clarence Kolb ... Judge Alston
Molly Lamont ... Harriet Rhodes
John Litel ... Joe Bland, FBI Agent
Walter Sande ... Mario's Hood
Edit

Storyline

The greedy nephew of eccentric Matilda Reed seeks to have her judged incompetent so he can administer her wealth; but she will be saved if her three long-lost adopted sons appear for a Christmas Eve reunion. Separate stories reveal Michael as a bankrupt playboy loved by loyal Ann; Mario as a seemingly shady character tangling with a Nazi war criminal in South America; Jonathan as a hard-drinking rodeo rider intent on a flirtatious social worker. Is there hope for Matilda? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinner's Holiday See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Hoey (who played Williams the Butler) was know to fans of the Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes films because he appeared in six of the films playing Inspector Lestrade beginning in "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon" (1942. See more »

Quotes

[Michael struggles against kissing Ann]
Ann Nelson: What's the matter, dreamboat? Didn't you have your vitamins this morning?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley (1873)
Played as background music at Dr. Bunyan's office
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Christmas Film from 1947
24 December 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed seeing this film which has a Christmas theme and concerns three adopted men who have gone in different places in the world after being adopted by their Aunt Matilda Reed, (Ann Harding). George Raft, (Mario Torio) had a background of serving time in prison and escaping into a foreign county. The second adopted son is George Brent,(Michael Brooks) who is a con-artist and the third son is Randolph Scott, (Johnny) who is an alcoholic and is a sort of burned out cowboy from the West. Their Aunt Matilda wants to locate these adopted sons and have them at her house on Christmas eve. The reason she wants to bring the family together is she is fearful her nephew is trying to cheat her out of her fortune, as she is very rich. This story goes into great detail about each of her sons which is very interesting with plenty of comedy, drama and even three babies get involved. Cute Film.


19 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed