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May 17, 2012


Mr. Charles Laughton. Now on home video for the first time, an ultra-rare kinescope of a Christmas special originally telecast by NBC in 1951 in which Laughton presented a shortened version of the much-admired program of prose and poetry readings that he performed throughout America during the Forties and Fifties. Not only is it hugely entertaining, but it's touching--almost hurtfully so--to see what network TV executives once thought suitable for mass consumption (TT).

Posted May 17, 2012 9:22 PM

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