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Format: DVD
Sku: 40724210
UPC: 012569677203
UPC 14: 00012569677203
 
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?

"[Boys] ...well-done...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Carol] We recommend it to all! ...Heartening, serene and touching.  New York Times
"[Connecticut] A wonderful holiday romp.  The Motion Picture Guide

Editor's 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.

Features

Video Features DVD, No Longer Produced

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/13/2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 67720
Video UPC UPC: 00012569677203
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Barbara Stanwyck
Video Cast Info Dennis Morgan
Video Cast Info Gene Lockhart
Video Cast Info Henry Hull
Video Cast Info Leo G. Carroll
Video Cast Info Leslie Fenton
Video Cast Info Mickey Rooney
Video Cast Info Reginald Gardiner
Video Cast Info Reginald Owen
Video Cast Info Spencer Tracy
Video Cast Info Sydney Greenstreet
Video Cast Info Terence Kilburn
Video Cast Info Edwin L. Marin - [Carol] Director
Video Cast Info Norman Taurog - [Boys] Director
Video Cast Info Peter Godfrey - [Connecticut] Director

Awards


Oscar (1939)
Video Award Name Spencer Tracy, Winner, [Boys] Best Actor
Video Award Name Eleanore Griffin, et al., Winner, [Boys] Best Writing, Original Story
   Video Award Name Norman Taurog, Nominee, [Boys] Best Director
   Video Award Name John W. Considine, Jr., Nominee, [Boys[ Best Picture
   Video Award Name Best Writing, Screenplay, Nominee, [Boys] Best Writing, Screenplay

Professional Reviews

The Motion Picture Guide 10 of 10
[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.

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 7 of 10
[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. - Leonard Maltin

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