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still Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, US 1940)

Christmas in July

Preston Sturges / 1940 / 67 min.

People convince office clerk Jimmy that he has won 25,000 dollar in a competition. Guilelessly he becomes a big spender. Preston Sturges’ hilarious, razor sharp satire on the American obsession with success.

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$ 25,000 can be won by the winning advertising slogan for a coffee brand. Ambitious office clerk Jimmy comes up with one: “If you can’t sleep, it isn’t the coffee, it’s the bunk”. His colleagues convince him his dopey catchphrase has won. Jimmy basks in his success, showering his fiancée, friends, acquaintances and family with gifts like Santa.

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This movie is suitable for all ages

Director

Preston Sturges

Production year

1940

Original title

Christmas in July

Length

67 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

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Written and Directed by Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges is one of Hollywood’s Big Names. He took the thirties screwball comedy genre to new heights, with dialogue that still sounds surprisingly natural and mature today.

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