A sympathetic D.A. postpones a shoplifting case until after Christmas and bails out the lovely larcenist, taking her home to his mother's house for a family holiday. Things progress, as you might expect. But what about the trial?
Elizabeth Patterson - American actress, I LOVE LUCY, NO MAN MAN OF HER OWN
Sterling Holloway - American Actor/Comedian/Cartoon Voice
Paul Guilfoyle - American Character Actor
Barbara Stanwyck - American actress, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, STELLA DALLAS
Ruby Stevens - American actress, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, STELLA DALLAS
Spencer Charters - American Actor
Hans Dreier - Production Designer
Mitchell Leisen - American Director/Designer
Beulah Bondi - American Character Actress
Preston Sturges - American director, screenwriter
Edmond P. Biden - American director, screenwriter
Ted Tetzlaff - American Director/Director Of Photography
Doane Harrison - Hollywood Editor, SUNSET BOULEVARD (1958), STALAG 17 (1953)
Fred MacMurray - American Film/TV Actor
Virginia Brissac - American Character Actress
Roland Anderson - Art Director\1930s-1950s
Edith Head - Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING
When Lee Leander is caught shoplifting during Christmas, the prosecuting District Attorney feels guilty for incarcerating her when everyone else is with their families. Once he realizes that they come from the same hometown, he decides to put up her bail. As the two journey back to their childhood homes, the holiday spirit begins to infect Lee and she gradually changes into a loving and joyful woman. Soon, the D.A. and his criminal have fallen in love. However, when the season ends and the lovers return to court, will he throw the trial in order to keep his girlfriend out of jail?
A Mitchell Leisen production.
"...One of Hollywood's forgotten treasures....Disarmingly honest..." -- Rating: A - 09/22/1995 New York Times, p.90
"...This is an appealing Fred MacMurray-Barbara Stanwyck companion piece to DOUBLE INDEMNITY and Douglas Sirk's THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW..." - 09/29/1995 USA Today, p.3D