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Looking for a particular version of A Christmas Carol on DVD...

Hey all,

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far!



Every year around this time I begin to watch my collection of A Christmas Carol movies and I got to the version from Tales From Dickens: A Christmas Carol (1958)...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0716814/

I recorded it to DVD from VHS a few years back and the audio is, well, inaudible!

I was wondering if anyone knew where I might find a version a bit cheaper than this...

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Dickens-...0283153&sr=1-1

Any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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not sure about that one, but I picked up this one it has Basil Rathbone as well
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Yeah - that one is a rare one...
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Yeah, the other flick with Basil Rathbone is from Shower of the Stars I think. In that one Frederick March played Scrooge.

I have that version on a CD with a Bing Crosby holiday special I believe, but I am going to purchase the standalone version. Or, does that have other stuff on it as well?
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Now I'm looking for "The Right To Be Happy", which is the first feature length adaptation.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
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That's not going to be easy to locate. It's considered a lost film. There are mixed reports of the actual date of release from 1912, 1916 and 1917. I've never watched any of the non-talking roles of Ebenezer. I'll keep an eye out for you.
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I'll keep an eye out for you.
Thanks for the lookout.

OK, I've quickly gone through my collection and here is what I would like to acquire...

-A Christmas Carol - 1908 with Tom Ricketts.
-A Christmas Carol - 1943 (TV) - William Podmore.
-Leyenda de Navidad - 1947 - This has been mentioned in various Christmas Carol literature as a notable foreign version.
-A Christmas Carol - 1947 (TV) - John Carradine.
-A Christmas Carol - 1953 - From the "Kraft Television Theatre" (#1.11).
-Story of the Christmas Carol - 1955 (TV) - Norman Gottschalk - not sure about this one, but would like to take a look.
-Mr. Scrooge - 1964 (TV) - Cyril Ritchard.
-A Christmas Carol - 1977 (TV) - Michael Hordern.
-Scrooge - 1978 (TV) - Warren Graves.

So, I have some searching to do, but if anyone can help me out I would greatly appreciate it!

Another quest continues!!!

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1977 A Christmas Carol staring Michael Horden can be purchased here http://www.amazon.co.uk/CHRISTMAS-CA...1434974&sr=1-1

for £14.00 plus p&p or around $24.40
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1977 A Christmas Carol staring Michael Horden can be purchased here http://www.amazon.co.uk/CHRISTMAS-CA...1434974&sr=1-1

for £14.00 plus p&p or around $24.40
I see that one is a Region 2 DVD and may not play in the US. ??
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I see that one is a Region 2 DVD and may not play in the US. ??
they can still be played its a matter of finding the code for your DvD to turn into multi region player
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