Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he ... See full summary »
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Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he encounters an old Punch and Judy man. Written by
Although Abner Brown is the major antagonist and the leading character Kay Harker is in the same room with him on many occasions , the two of them do not exchange a single line of dialogue during the course of the entire series . See more »
[running his finger through the flame from a match]
And as for that boy. What I won't do to that boy.
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I, too, came across this film on PBS' 'Wonderworks'. I watched it mostly for Patrick Troughton, who I knew from 'Doctor Who', and wound up falling in love with the story. My family watches it every Christmas, as well. The juxtaposition of magic and Christmas makes for a wonderful holiday treat. All in all, a satisfying adaptation of a wonderful novel.
'The Box of Delights' *is* available on video in NTSC format. I got mine through eBay, if I recall correctly. Be careful, though. There are two versions: a two-hour version and a three-hour version. Do *not* get the two-hour version; it cuts out every mention of the police, which leaves Peter's line (What? The bloodhounds of the law?) making no sense.
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