David Preston, a bank official goes missing for 24 hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, and has ... See full summary »
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Please, please, somebody get this superb movie on North American DVD or VHS. We need this film at Christmas time and always. Straight from the heart to the heart. To add even greater meaning to this fabulous treat, do some research about the symbolism of the holly and the ivy and consider the lyrics and tune of the Christmas carol. Personally, I've always thought of the two wonderful aunts as representing the holly and ivy of Christmas lore, probably with the priest's sister being the holly and his sister-in-law the ivy. Of course, they represent much more than the masculine and feminine principles: poorness vs richness, bitterness vs gratitude, disappointment vs hope, negative vs positive, pessimism vs optimism. All of these oppositions are worked out beautifully by the perfectly cast and capable actresses playing the aunts. A masterpiece!
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