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Beyond Christmas (1940)
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- Includes all-new color version and restored black-and-white version
- Deleted scenes
- Christmas trailers
- Vintage holiday film rarities
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A holiday gem released in 1940, this is a classic tale of three elderly gentlemen who foster the love of a young couple. Without families of their own to celebrate with on Christmas Eve, three rich businessmen (Harry Carrey, C. Aubrey Smith, and Charles Winninger) invite a kindergarten teacher (Jean Parker) and a rodeo performer (Richard Carlson) to share the holiday meal with them. Both of the young people had approached the men in an attempt to return a wallet they found, and they develop a friendship with their hosts while beginning to fall in love with each other. The three gentlemen are tragically killed in a plane crash, however, but return to their home in order to help the young people through the rough spots of their love. Becoming the couple's guardian angels, the ghosts guide their love to ensure that it will last forever in this charming and romantic holiday fantasy.
FYI, this was originally entitled "Beyond Tomorrow."
If you are prone to cry at sad movies this one will probably get to you. It's about three older well-to-do gentlemen that toss 3 wallets out their window on Christmas Eve to see if anyone is honest enough to bring them back. Two come back, one via a young woman; the other a young man and romance ensues. Sadly the trio that brought them together meet with a tragic death. However, they then become guardian angels of sorts to the young couple. I recommend this to those who like vintage movies but do also recommend watching the black and white version before the colorized. I found myself distracted by the added fake color. Make sure you get the 84 minute version though.
Instead of this, pick up the uncut BEYOND TOMORROW version for VCI. That version is a complete print with all scenes intact and in the correct place and is a much better print also.
Oh, the cover of the DVD is beautiful! The couple of "Vintage Holiday Film Rarities" are very brief appeals from Bob Hope and Bette Davis to buy Christmas seals to aid in the fight against TB and war bonds to aid in the World War Two war effort. That's about it. The trailers are for "A Christmas Wish" a.k.a. "The Great Rupert" and ....yes, "Beyond Christmas"! The inclusion of the "restored black and white version" of the main feature is totally pointless - and for this reason: LEGEND actually had the guts to clip out 5 minutes of the full "Beyond Tomorrow" and add those deleted scenes as extras and claim them as "Deleted Scenes." Yes - they were deleted from this print - by LEGEND itself! Why? Just so the buyer believes he/she is seeing things left on the cutting room floor in 1940. It just ain't so. And it is especially pitiful because the film looks good in color - but what a shame that LEGEND can colorize the film decently...yet then go and chop-cut it just to add extras.
Get the movie, but not this purposefully truncated version. I have the full film (84 minutes compared to LEGEND'S 79 minutes)as put out by Westlake Entertainment Group.Read more ›
Throughout the movie, one by one the heavens call and a loved one appears to show them the way to heaven. All except one man who fights to stay a little longer to help the young couple through some trying times. He sacrifices what is to be his one chance at going to the heavens above to stay behind and help the ones he loves through some trying times. The rest you have to see for yourself. One thing is sure, when it is my time to go I hope it is just like this movie - just beautiful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this is a very good movie and deserves more respect than it has received down through the Years.Published 5 months ago by moviegeek
When three businessmen gather together for a Christmas Eve dinner which is being hostessed by a Countess, they decided to play a: Game of Integrity. They each placed a $10. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nina Kish
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