Holiday - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

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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 ...
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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. Commenably 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: 11/3/2009
  • UPC: 883929061525
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Classic Movie
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 6:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,205

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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    two out of four aint bad

    i bought this initially for a christmas carol but ended up loving it for 2 of the the other films-- the shop around the corner and it happened on 5th avenue. they are gems well worth buying this collection for!

    christmas in connecticut was recommended to me, however it just didn't do it for me.

    and a christmas carol was much too short to develop the character of scrooge. not a bad rendition, however, with mom, pop, and daughter (june) lockhart in the crachit family. this is june's first role, and she, of course, is well known as mom in lost in space, and timmy's mom in lassie.

    shop around the corner is a timeless story that has been remade into 2 other films: in the good old summertime, and you've got mail. i love it!

    it happened on 5th avenue is heartwarming and sweet, fine performances all around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love These Holiday Movies!

    Holiday favorite!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Four good stories

    Especially like Shop Around the Corner. Conneticut funny and well done. Fith Ave a novel story and fun to watch. Not the best Christmas Carol, strayed too far from Dickens version.

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