|Enjoy this Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collections 3-Pack which includes BOYS TOWN, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT.|
BOYS TOWN: Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney both won Oscars in 1938 for their work in this touching and inspirational story of Father Flanagan and his young, delinquent charges.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A screen and video classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol> has become as much of a December tradition as lighted trees, holly berries and mistletoe. Overworked and underpaid clerk Bob Cratchit (Gene Lockhart) and his loving family hope for a holiday of feasting and good cheer. Cratchit's rich employer Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen) scoffs at Victorian London's Yuletide spirit, threatening both his immortal soul and the Cratchits' Christmas. Terry Kilburn portrays Cratchit's endearing, frail, crippled son Tiny Tim. On Christmas Eve, the ominous ghosts of past, present and future convince Scrooge that he faces a choice. He can live out his days despised and unhappy or change his ways and savor the joys of the season. A Christmas Carol is a rewarding holiday treat for all who want to keep the real meaning of Christmas in their hearts.
CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT: Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an umarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his christmas on "her" farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?
"[Carol] We recommend it to all! ...Heartening, serene and touching. New York Times
"[Connecticut] A wonderful holiday romp. The Motion Picture Guide
Editor's NoteThree seasonal movies are collected on this release from Warner Bros. BOYS TOWN: This movie tells the story of Father Flanagan, who battled the courts, the community, and the odds to create a home for boys that society had tossed away. Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary won Oscars for Best Original Story. A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Though not quite on a par with the same-titled film starring Alistair Sim, this version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is still a moving version of the classic story. A wealthy miser learns how wonderful and fulfilling life can be with a little generosity at Christmas time from three specters who visit him the night before Christmas.CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT: A sharp writer who has never set foot in a kitchen passes herself off as the consummate housewife in the column she writes for a women's magazine. When a promotional stunt plants her editor and a Navy war veteran at her fictitious home for Christmas dinner, she has to marry her boyfriend, find a house, and prepare a spectacular meal, pronto. Life grows even more complicated when she starts to fall for the sailor.
Cast & Crew
|Leo G. Carroll|
|Edwin L. Marin - [Carol] Director|
|Norman Taurog - [Boys] Director|
|Peter Godfrey - [Connecticut] Director|
|Spencer Tracy, Winner, [Boys] Best Actor|
|Eleanore Griffin, et al., Winner, [Boys] Best Writing, Original Story|
|Norman Taurog, Nominee, [Boys] Best Director|
|John W. Considine, Jr., Nominee, [Boys[ Best Picture|
|Best Writing, Screenplay, Nominee, [Boys] Best Writing, Screenplay|
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