Classic Holiday Collection

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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?

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40724210
UPC 012569677203
UPC 14 00012569677203
Format DVD
Release Date 11/13/2007
Keywords
Christmas
Classic
Coming Of Age
Ghosts
Holiday
Parenthood
Social Issues
Editors Note
Note Three 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.
Directors
Norman Taurog
Edwin L. Marin
Peter Godfrey
Actors
Gene Lockhart
Reginald Owen
Spencer Tracy
Barbara Stanwyck
Cast & Crew
Barbara Stanwyck - [Connecticut] Actor
Dennis Morgan - [Connecticut] Actor
Edwin L. Marin - [Carol] Director
Gene Lockhart - [Carol] Actor
Henry Hull - [Boys] Actor
Leo G. Carroll - [Carol] Actor
Leslie Fenton - [Boys] Actor
Mickey Rooney - [Boys] Actor
Norman Taurog - [Boys] Director
Peter Godfrey - [Connecticut] Director
Reginald Gardiner - [Connecticut] Actor
Reginald Owen - [Carol] Actor
Spencer Tracy - [Boys] Actor
Sydney Greenstreet - [Connecticut] Actor
Terence Kilburn - [Carol] Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 67720
UPC 00012569677203
Number of Discs 3
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Oscar (1939) 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
Reviews
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review [Carol] Superb adaptation of the Dickens classic has Owen as the hardhearted Scrooge in probably the best role of his long and distinguished career. Lockhart is terrific as the much-harassed Cratchit and the rest of the cast do honors to their historic parts. Although this wonderful story has been made many times, the Owen rendition of the skinflint-turned-Maecenas is the best and most believable... Owen represents the essential Scrooge... A great and eternally heartwarming film that can stand an appreciative viewing every year through every decade.
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Reviewer
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review [Boys] Tracy won [an] Oscar as Father Flanagan, who develops school for juvenile delinquents; Rooney is his toughest enrolee. Syrupy but well-done; Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary also earned Oscars for their original story. Sequel [is] Men Of Boys Town. Almost 60 years later, Rooney played Father Flanagan in the direct-to-video feature The Road Home.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide [Boys] ...well-done...
New York Times [Carol] We recommend it to all! ...Heartening, serene and touching.
The Motion Picture Guide [Connecticut] A wonderful holiday romp.
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