Title: Classic TV Christmas V.2
Cast: Ronald Howard, Reed Hadley, Marius Goring, Allen Jenkins, Bobby Ellis
Studio/Distributor: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Notes: Brand new DVD in original manufacturer's shrink wrap. Gift worthy.
About the Collection
FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE: THE GIFT
Carl Baxter (Charles Boyer) is a disappointed businessman who "humbugs" especially hard at Christmastime, resenting the displays of kindness, love, and generosity that abound in the rest of humanity. Even his wife Minna (Maureen O'Sullivan) seems to betray him with her Christmas cheer. After seeing a poor woman do everything she can to give orphans a Christmas to remember, will Carl have a change of heart?
FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE: THE ANSWER
Bart (Anthony Caruso), a Hollywood writer gone cynical, returns to his hometown. There he meets a stranger in a bar, disillusioned and drunk. The stranger happens to be a playwright. His name is Deacon (David Niven) and he claims he knows everything. Bart challenges Deacon to put his money where his mouth is and the playwright begins to recite his work.
MEET CORLISS ARCHER: THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Corliss (Ann Baker) and her ever-present boyfriend Dexter (Bobby Ellis) decide that this Christmas they will make gifts for everyone. Meanwhile, Corliss's father Harry (John Eldridge) has busily decorated the house for the big day. Watch as Christmas turns into a free-for-all as the crew manages to trash the decorations, tree and gifts without dampening their merry Christmas spirit.
RACKET SQUAD: THE CHRISTMAS CAPER
Captain John Braddock (Reed Hadley) investigates a case involving Mr. Dewley, an elderly man with a soft spot in his heart for needy children. A charity called "Society for the Deserving Poor Children" has asked the kindly man to play Santa Claus to help raise funds. But when the money never reaches the kids, Captain Braddock must get to the bottom of the issue. Will Mr. Dewley take the fall, or will the real bad guys get what they deserve?
RACKET SQUAD: STORY OF BLESSED EXPENSE
Guest star Allen Jenkins joins regular cast member Reed Hadley in this show that reveals Christmas may not be all fun and gifts. Joe and his wife have just learned that they are having a baby. Thrilled at the prospect of parenthood, Joe wants to safeguard his child's future. His friend refers him to an insurance company, but something about the company arouses Joe's suspicions.
SCARLET PIMPERNEL: THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Sir Percy Blakeney (Marius Goring) wants to make Christmas special for Mrs. Burton. She longs to share Christmas with children, and Sir Percy knows where to find four youngsters whose happy voices will fill her London home with Christmas cheer. He brings the children to Mrs. Burton for a party and treats. However, amid all the joy of the celebration, Percy, also known as The Scarlet Pimpernel, receives an urgent message from France demanding all his attention.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING
It's Christmas time in snow-clad London, and John Henry Norton, whom Sherlock Holmes (Ronald Howard) has helped convict of five murders, has just received a Christmas pudding baked by his sixth wife. Swearing vengeance on Holmes, Norton escapes from jail, finds his way to Baker Street, kills a police officer, assumes his identity, and sneaks into Holmes' flat. Learn how a Christmas pudding can spell disaster.
Includes BONUS Music!
Get in the Christmas spirit with 10 holiday songs in digital format.