Added by on 2014-10-06


Comedy / Drama (1940) 94 minutes ~ Black & White


Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He gets the trial postponed because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmastime. But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee’s own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial?

Director: Mitchell Leisen

Writer: Preston Sturges (original screenplay)

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Beulah Bondi


Comedy, Drama