Holiday - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection
  • Holiday - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection
  • Holiday - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Holiday - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

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For a generation of radio fans, Lionel Barrymore was the definitive Ebeneezer Scrooge. Alas, Barrymore was crippled by arthritis by the time MGM got around to filming Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in 1938, so the Scrooge role went to contract player Reginald Owen - who, though hardly in the Barrymore league, does a splendid job. Hugo Butler's screenplaySee more details below

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Overview

For a generation of radio fans, Lionel Barrymore was the definitive Ebeneezer Scrooge. Alas, Barrymore was crippled by arthritis by the time MGM got around to filming Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in 1938, so the Scrooge role went to contract player Reginald Owen - who, though hardly in the Barrymore league, does a splendid job. Hugo Butler's screenplay must make some adjustments from the source material. The Ghost of Christmas Past, for example, is played not by a robust middle-aged man but by a beautiful young woman (Ann Rutherford). Impeccably cast, the film includes such reliable character players as Leo G. Carroll (Marley's Ghost), Barry McKay (Scrooge's nephew Fred) and Gene and Kathleen Lockhart (Bob and Mrs. Cratchit). The Lockhart's teenaged daughter June makes her screen debut as one of the Cratchit children, while Terry Kilburn is a fine, non-sentimental Tiny Tim. Commendably short for a major production (69 minutes), MGM's Christmas Carol is one of the best adaptations of the oft-filmed Dickens Yuletide classic, and definitely on equal footing with the more famous 1951 Alastair Sim version.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/2009
UPC:
0883929061525
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Classic Movie
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
6:24:00
Sales rank:
17,927

Special Features

Closed Caption

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Holiday
1. Credits [1:10]
2. Knowing Mr. Scrooge [3:09]
3. Keeping Christmas [4:22]
4. Picking a Man's Pocket [4:03]
5. Sacked [2:34]
6. Cratchit Christmas Cheer [2:27]
7. Hearing Things [3:29]
8. Marley's Ghost [6:10]
9. Christmas Past [3:39]
10. Showing Kindness [5:45]
11. Christmas Present [5:44]
12. Qualities of a Good Slide [2:05]
13. The Cratchits [7:36]
14. I Love Christmas [1:56]
15. Future Shadows [7:13]
16. Christmas Morning [4:25]
17. God Bless Us Everyone [2:41]
18. Cast List [:30]
Disc #1, Side B -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Holiday
1. Credits [1:08]
2. In the Mood for Food [4:53]
3. Working the Old Magoo [3:43]
4. Mary's Homey Idea [3:29]
5. Mink and Breakfast [2:58]
6. In a Little Trouble [4:06]
7. Her Holiday Guests [3:03]
8. Instant Spouse and Farm [5:32]
9. Attending to Details [4:12]
10. Here Comes the...Sailor [5:14]
11. Bath Time [4:10]
12. Yardley Arrives [3:52]
13. Short Cut [1:34]
14. Circulation Boosts [3:51]
15. Wedding in Waiting [4:25]
16. Moonlight Snow and a Cow [6:03]
17. Goodnight John [2:40]
18. Changing the Baby [2:08]
19. No Time to Take Inventory [2:40]
20. Flip Me Just One [3:34]
21. Invitation to Dance [4:33]
22. Sleigh Ride [4:25]
23. Bye Bye Baby [2:29]
24. Blatant Immorality [3:56]
25. That Settles It [4:19]
26. Great Fixer [4:56]
27. What a Wife...and a Christmas [3:13]
Disc #2, Side B -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Holiday
1. Credits and Introduction [1:30]
2. Good Morning [3:54]
3. Dear Friend in Words [2:07]
4. Honest Opinions [2:24]
5. No Job for Klara [3:32]
6. Romantic Point of View [3:24]
7. Sold! [1:52]
8. Tell Her, Tell Him [3:04]
9. Unopened Bonus [2:02]
10. Matuschek in a Mood [4:03]
11. Back Room Bickering [3:16]
12. More Than You Think [3:51]
13. Letter of Recommendation [3:22]
14. Goodbye [3:14]
15. Mind Your Own Business [3:28]
16. Detective's Report [2:13]
17. Pepi Intervenes [1:35]
18. Lady of the Letters [2:42]
19. "Chance" Encounter [4:07]
20. Old Maid, Insignificant Clerk [1:58]
21. Keys to Matuschek's [4:19]
22. Pepi Takes Charge [3:07]
23. You're Fired [3:41]
24. From Pshychological... [3:36]
25. ....To Romantic [4:10]
26. You'll Get the Wallet [3:38]
27. Christmas Eve [1:59]
28. Holiday Bonuses [3:28]
29. Two for Dinner [2:22]
30. Psychological Mix-Ups [3:30]
31. Mr. Popkin [3:17]
32. Dear Friend in Person [3:06]
33. Cast List [:32]

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