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The Little Match Girl (1954)

 |  Short, Fantasy  |  1954 (USA)
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1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Han's Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl  »

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Version of La jeune fille aux allumettes (1952) See more »


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Sung offscreen in English by children's choir
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Great Sadness
23 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This version of the heartbreaking Anderson "fairy Tale" is perhaps viewed best with the sound off and your favorite Christmas Carols playing. It has mostly been seen by Americans as a silent from Castle Films, an 8mm home movie company. What's great about this is the black and white spookiness it shares with some of these other obscure Christmas items (Hardrock, Coco and Joe being the ultimate example) that convey a bleak sense of Christmas sadness (Santa is added to the tale) that is both heartwarming and a little troubling.

And what could be better for the tone that Anderson's morbid, unforgettable tale of a homeless child freezing to death on the street. They don't play up the ending in this version, they don't have to.

All in all, highly recommended to fans of obscure Christmas fare and it is findable on DVD.

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