A Christmas Carol (1938) DVD

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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.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 69 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • 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]
  • 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
Reviews
25 Reviews
4.8

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NoneA Christmas Carol (1938) DVD
 
4.8

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100%

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (18)
  • Entertaining (17)
  • Original (14)
  • Great cinematography (10)
  • High production value (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (16)
  • Adult viewers (7)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Younger viewers (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14), Casual viewer (5), Avid moviegoer (4)

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5.0

great

By Pat

from Lebanon, IL

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    great

     
    5.0

    bah humbug

    By sldlsm

    from port st. john,florida

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great movie
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Younger Viewers

      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

      By Love Christmas Carol movies

      from Sun Prairie, wi

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        This completes our collection of the Christmas Carol Movies.

         
        5.0

        Best one ever made

        By NONE

        from GLIDDEN, WI

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              Comments about this product:

              To many questions

               
              5.0

              I would buy it again

              By DUSTY

              from BONNE TERRE, MO

              About Me Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Travel

                Comments about this product:

                I ALWAYS WATCH THIS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

                 
                5.0

                very good

                By karen

                from Fort wayne, In

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • I Have No Pros
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about this product:

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My Favorite Version of A Christmas Carol

                    By Movie Old Timer

                    from Bozeman, MT

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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

                        By Suebee135

                        from Connecticut

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining

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                            Love this version!

                             
                            4.0

                            great version

                            By Jo

                            from Virginia Beach, VA

                            About Me Casual Viewer

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Original

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              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

                              By Mama to the neighborhood

                              from PA

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • 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!

                                By Lvonlake2

                                from Gilbertsville, KY

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                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 jeanskid

                                from PA

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Finally replaced the VHS tape!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  A family favorite

                                  By M.J.

                                  from Richmond, VA

                                  About Me Casual Viewer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great Cinematography
                                  • Original

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home

                                    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

                                    By Pat/Twin sis

                                    from Rockledge, fl

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • 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

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Classic

                                      By Jim,who loves Christmas Movies

                                      from Glendale, AZ

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Exceptional Version of a Great Classic. Whoever played Nephew Fred did an awesome job!

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        A Timeless Classic

                                        By Therese

                                        from Mt. Vernon, IL

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                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home
                                          • In The Car
                                          • Perfect Gift
                                          • Travel
                                          • Younger Viewers

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          This movie never goes out of style. This is, by far, the best version of this classic!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          This DVD was in new condition

                                          By Sam the video buff

                                          from Elk Grove, CA

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                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Imagesgood Color

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              this product worked well for sharing with my family, an A list movie with plenty of nostalgia for all members, young and old.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Great Classic Version

                                              By Riopaloma

                                              from San Antonio, Texas

                                              About Me Casual Viewer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Engaging Characters
                                              • Entertaining
                                              • Original

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                A great Christmas classic to watch during the holidays.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Nothing better to set the mood.

                                                By The Christmas guy

                                                from Indio Ca.

                                                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Original

                                                Cons

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                                                    Comments about this product:

                                                    Been watching this my whole life, Have several versions of this same movie and watch them all every year.

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    A timeless classic!

                                                    By Music Lady

                                                    from St. Louis, MO

                                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Engaging Characters
                                                    • Entertaining
                                                    • Great Cinematography
                                                    • Greatest Ghosts
                                                    • Original
                                                    • Sentimental Favorite
                                                    • Three Lockhart Actors

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • At Home
                                                      • Younger Viewers

                                                      Comments about this product:

                                                      I'm so happy to own this film on DVD! They showed it on TV every Christmas Eve when I was growing up. Now I continue this tradition with my kids.

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