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The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | | Drama | 4 February 1954 (USA)
A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials

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Maureen Delaney ...
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Roland Culver ...
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials

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Nosso Natal em Família  »

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The Holly and the Ivy
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An excellent film that is not often shown
2 March 2003 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I think I have only seen this film about 3 times in my life. But the impact it had on me each time I saw it was great. A tremendous British cast, in a tremendous British film. It just simply is not shown often enough, and on top of all that it is not available on Video/DVD.

A story of a family brought together for Christmas, and their lives during the war years clearly showing through.

Please let us have a change from the usual Christmas line up. Either give us a treat and show it over the coming Christmas or release it on Video/DVD. After all, how many variations of a Christmas Carol can somebody take over the festive period year after year.


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