Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 19, 1938

A Christmas Carol (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) leans a little too heavily on the assumption that cinemaddicts' eyes, starved by months of Hollywood's thin fare, will not be able to keep from watering over Charles Dickens' famed classic about Scrooge, Marley, Cratchits and Christmas spirit. Consequently, while A Christmas Carol is doubtless an invaluable addition to holiday lists of worth-while pictures for juvenile audiences, it cannot be recommended unreservedly to adults—unless to those who feel that the mere transposition of such a classic to the Hollywood screen constitutes an excuse for general hosannas.

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