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A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol has been adapted a thousand times over so when you make a adaption of the story it must be good. I have already reviewed a couple versions of the story for this series but this is one of the earlier film adaptions of the story. This was my first time watching this version of the classic tale but it was a very enjoyable experience. The runtime was just over an hour which I felt gave enough time to tell the story properly - see my review of Mickey’s Christmas Carol for criticism for the length of that film. This is one of the oldest films I’m reviewing, with only Babes in Toyland beating it out. I think there is something quite novel about watching a film this old, especially if it is the original black and white version, this film was released the same year that Neville Chamberlain declared “Peace in our Time” before the onset of World War II which I quite amazing. Getting back to the film it is certainly well produced given it was made in the 1930’s and it is certainly one of the better adoptions of the story in my opinion. If you enjoy the story of A Christmas Carol it certainly is a must watch and even if you don’t love the story it is still a good enough film and a fine way to spent just over an hour of your time.  I will certainly be rewatching this version of A Christmas Carol so now onto the scores

Quality 7/10

Christmassy Feel 10/10

Rewatchability 5/10

Overall 23/30

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