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A Christmas Carol (1938) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Edwin L. Marin and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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A Christmas Carol (1938) and The Meaning of Humbug

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 24, 2019 From 4 Star Films

In viewing the 1951 version of the Christmas classic, I took particular interest in the name of our protagonist?Ebenezer Scrooge, attempting to redeem it for the masses. For this picture, I was curious in considering another integral term in our lexicon: Humbug. The term is so ubiquitous and elicits... Read full article


A Christmas Carole-ing we go

By carole_and_co on Dec 24, 2019 From Carole & Co.

This ad ran in Hollywood trade papers in December 1937, promoting what would be Carole Lombard's final film for Paramount, "True Confession." The movie itself is not set during the holiday scenes, but several other of her films are.So to honor the season on this Christmas Eve, as many of you prepare... Read full article


Silent Sunday – A Christmas Carol (1910)

By Michael on Dec 22, 2019 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy.... Read full article


A Christmas Carole and a nostalgic menu

By carole_and_co on Dec 24, 2018 From Carole & Co.

Yesterday's entry dealt with Carole Lombard's final film for Paramount, "True Confession," which hit many U.S. theaters in December 1937. That month, the studio ran this alluring image of Lombard in many trade papers:"Fa-la-la-la-la," indeed.We regularly write about the legendary nightspots in Holly... Read full article


A Christmas Carole & Co., part 2: The sights

By carole_and_co on Dec 25, 2017 From Carole & Co.

I'm guessing the photo above, showing Carole Lombard with fellow Mack Sennett stars Billy Bevan and Ruth Hiatt, was taken for Christmas publicity in 1927. Ninety years later, here we are, celebrating the season. Hope your Christmas is a good one. This is my fourth holiday in Los Angeles, and after n... Read full article


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Quotes from

[Scrooge has come in after being visited by the ghosts]
Ebenezer Scrooge: Fred! My dear nephew! How are you?
Fred: Well who is this?
Ebenezer Scrooge: It's me! Your uncle Scrooge! Smile makes a difference, doesn't it?


Ebenezer Scrooge: Please let me stay!
Spirit of Christmas Present: Nonsense! You don't want to stay!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Yes, I do!
Spirit of Christmas Present: No! You don't like Christmas!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I LOVE Christmas!


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Facts about

This was the only film in which Gene Lockhart appeared with his wife Kathleen Lockhart and their daughter June Lockhart,
Shown annually every Christmas season on Chicago television station WGN, until it was replaced there in the 1990's by the 1951 Alastair Sim version.
Lionel Barrymore was originally set to play Scrooge, but had to back out due to illness. Barrymore instead suggested his friend Reginald Owen take over the role. Barrymore did not perform the radio version of "A Christmas Carol" in 1938 so that it would not interfere with the success of the picture, and he appeared in a special trailer for it called A Fireside Chat with Lionel Barrymore, which was produced by Frank Whitbeck and directed by Edwin L. Marin.
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