Confidentially Connie

Confidentially Connie is a 1953 film directed by Edward Buzzell. It stars Van Johnson and Janet Leigh.[2]

Confidentially Connie
Directed byEdward Buzzell
Produced byStephen Ames
Screenplay byMax Shulman
Story byMax Shulman
Herman Wouk
StarringVan Johnson
Janet Leigh
Music byDavid Rose
CinematographyHarold Lipstein
Edited byFrederick Y. Smith
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 13, 1953 (1953-03-13)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$733,000[1]

Maine housewife Connie Bedloe is pregnant, but the family's limited income from her husband Joe's teaching job means that they can't buy meat. When the father-in-law Opie, a Texas cattle rancher, comes to visit and finds out that the family is not eating meat, he convinces the butcher to sell him a giant steak, halving the price. At a party, the guests find out that the butcher sold it to Opie at half price, and so they all head to the butcher shop, causing a price war. In the end, it comes time for the family to decide whether to stay in Maine or return to Texas.


Texas cattleman Opie Bedloe comes to Maine to visit his son Joe, a college instructor, and his wife Connie in the hopes of persuading Joe to give up his teaching career and come back to Texas and take over the ranch. When Opie finds out that Connie, who is expecting a baby, can not afford the steaks she yearns for on Joe's salary, Opie, who believes that pregnant women gotta have meat, arranges for the local butcher, Spangenberg to cut his prices in half (with Opie paying the difference) so that Connie can have the meat she desires.



According to MGM records the film made $574,000 in the US and Canada and $159,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $51,000.[1]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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