A Christmas Carol (1938) DVD

SKU ID #86594
$9.98
Four Ghosts. One Miracle. Oh Glorious, Glorious Day!

"May it haunt [my readers'] houses pleasantly," Charles Dickens wrote in the preface to his A Christmas Carol. This 1938 version offers one of that timeless work's most pleasant screen hauntings, bustling with a lavish backlot re-creation of Victorian London. Reginald Owen portrays holiday humbug Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser's miser who has a huge change of heart after spirits whisk him into the past, present and future.

Gene Lockhart, who like Owen would appear in well over 100 films, plays dutiful Bob Cratchit. There's a genuine air of family in the Cratchit household scenes, in part because Lockhart's real-life wife Kathleen plays Mrs. Cratchit. From sets to stars to story, this triumphant adaptation adds a glow to the season. Like Tiny Tim's benediction, it blesses us - every one.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 69 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
  • Director: Edwin Marin
  • Cast: Reginald Owen , Gene Lockhart , Kathleen Lockhart , Terry Kilburn , Barry MacKay , Lynne Carver , Leo Carroll , Ann Rutherford
  • Genre: Family
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    2 Festive Vintage Featurettes:
    - Jackie Cooper's Christmas Party
    - Judy Garland Sings "Silent Night"
    Classic Oscar®-Nominated Cartoon: Peace On Earth
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 1938

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4.8

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4.8

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (22)
  • Entertaining (20)
  • Original (16)
  • Great cinematography (10)
  • High production value (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • At home (19)
  • Adult viewers (9)
  • Younger viewers (9)
  • Perfect gift (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (15), Casual viewer (8), Avid moviegoer (5)

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5.0

A Christmas Carol (1938)

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from New Jersey

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One of the best movies ever made :)

 
5.0

The Best Ever

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from Tiverton , RI

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Original

Cons

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    Comments about this product:

    I love all the old Christmas movies.

     
    5.0

    Awesome!!

    By 

    from Waterford, MI

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    It was just what I wanted!

     
    5.0

    Classic of a Classic

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    from Bastrop, Tx

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Uplifting

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        This is one of the good old adaptations of this classic Christmas tale, and has all the charm and touching nature you require to get into that holiday spirit.

         
        5.0

        I watch this movie every Christmas

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        from Mansfield, Ohio

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Original

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          • Adult Viewers
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          • Perfect Gift
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          Always makes me feel good.

           
          4.0

          i would buy this product agaih

          By 

          from westville il

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining

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            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            used for holiday entertainment. loved the concept

             
            5.0

            great

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            from Lebanon, IL

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            Pros

            • Entertaining

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              • Adult Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              great

               
              5.0

              bah humbug

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              from port st. john,florida

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great movie
              • Original

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                • At Home
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                Comments about this product:

                this movie is great, it shows what can happen to us when we become obsessed with any one thing.the dvd quality is very good thank you.scott

                 
                5.0

                A Christmas Carol (1938) DVD

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                from Sun Prairie, wi

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters

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                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

                  This completes our collection of the Christmas Carol Movies.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best one ever made

                  By 

                  from GLIDDEN, WI

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                  To many questions

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy it again

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                  from BONNE TERRE, MO

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

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                    • At Home
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                    Comments about this product:

                    I ALWAYS WATCH THIS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

                     
                    5.0

                    very good

                    By 

                    from Fort wayne, In

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                    • I Have No Pros
                    • Original

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                        Comments about this product:

                        I use this product for my self because I like somme the Old Christmas Movies

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                        5.0

                        My Favorite Version of A Christmas Carol

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                        from Bozeman, MT

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                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography

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                            Comments about this product:

                            I bought this copy for my youngest son. (My older son and I have our own copies). Every year since my children were small,this movie was our family tradition on Christmas Eve. I prefer this version to all others due to the actors and the special effects in this movie from 1938. Black and white is the best way to enjoy this movie.

                             
                            5.0

                            A Christmas carol

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                            from Connecticut

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
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                                Love this version!

                                 
                                4.0

                                great version

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                                from Virginia Beach, VA

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Original

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                                  It's just a great production of this movie for it's time period.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  1938 A Christmas Carol

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                                  from PA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great Cinematography
                                  • High Production Value
                                  • Original

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                                    • At Home
                                    • Perfect Gift

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    TCM showed all four (or was it five? lol) versions of A Christmas Carol right in a row one day. I was amazed at how the script was almost word for word the same in every one of them. However, this version had additional script and it was the most animated and most lively and fun. I have preferred it since it was shown on TV probably 40 years ago or more!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    One of the best!

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                                    from Gilbertsville, KY

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                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • Great story
                                    • Informative
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adult Viewers
                                    • At Home
                                    • Perfect Gift
                                    • Younger Viewers

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    I really enjoy this old story every year.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent!

                                    By 

                                    from PA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • High Production Value
                                    • Original

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                                      • At Home

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Finally replaced the VHS tape!

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      A family favorite

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                                      from Richmond, VA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • Original

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                                        Comments about this product:

                                        This 1938 verison of Dickens' Christmas Carol is our sentimental favorite. It is in it's original B&W presentation, which, in my mind, is far superior to colorized versions of movie classics. We have it on video tape but it is increasingly difficult to find players for this format. We were pleased to see it on the TMC Holiday special list in DVD.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        This is one of my holiday favorites..I

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                                        from Rockledge, fl

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                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Informative
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

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                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          This is my all time favorite version of Christmas Carol,, I watch this several times each season,, I did not want to wait for it to be on TV

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