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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 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

A Christmas Carole & Co., part 1: The stars

By carole_and_co on Dec 24, 2017 From Carole & Co.

For most of you in the U.S., the sun has set on Christmas Eve and nighttime has arrived. Carole Lombard celebrates the season with Gary Cooper in this charming photo from 1931's "I Take This Woman" (, and for today and tomorrow, we'll do so, too.This... Read full article

25 Days of Christmas: A Christmas Carol (1951)

on Dec 2, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 8th, 2014 I was wary of watching any versions of A Christmas Carol this year after I did an entire month of various adaptations for my old podcast. ?Let’s just say after you watch four of those in a row you get bored with the story. ?Interestingly, in looking back... Read full article


on Nov 11, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Steve of MovieMovieBlogBlog is hosting The 2nd Annual One of My All-Time Favorite Cartoons Blogathon. I'll never forgive myself for missing the first one, but you can click HERE to enjoy all of the contributions this time around. October has turned into a month-long celebration of Hallowe'en and ... Read full article

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Quotes from

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!

[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?

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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,
June Lockhart's film debut.
The word "humbug" is misunderstood by many people, which is a pity since the word provides a key insight into Scrooge's hatred of Christmas. The word "humbug" describes deceitful efforts to fool people by pretending to a fake loftiness or false sincerity. So when Scrooge calls Christmas a humbug, he is claiming that people only pretend to charity and kindness in an scoundrel effort to delude him, each other, and themselves. In Scrooge's eyes, he is the one man honest enough to admit that no one really cares about anyone else, so for him, every wish for a Merry Christmas is one more deceitful effort to fool him and take advantage of him. This is a man who has turned to profit because he honestly believes everyone else will someday betray him or abandon him the moment he trusts them.
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