It Played Detroit! – The Magic Christmas Tree – Holiday Greetings to 42’nd Street Forever Fans and all Bad Film Lovers!
A Holiday time salute to the 42’nd Street Forever collection! 12/23-24/78 – The 1964 film The Magic Christmas Tree makes Sat. and Sunday Matinee Four-Walled rounds in Metro Detroit theaters, although no Downtown theaters were harmed in the presentation of this film, just those close to the heat of the action and suburban malls.
The full film is on Youtube, but I will post the Tube with the short teaser which I’m sure will actually entice the viewer to ruin Christmas by watching the whole thing. Seriously, don’t be fooled by appearances, this is seriously one bad film that was apparently filmed on a cheap budget somewhere in some BFE. I heard that there’s a Rifftrax for this film as well, but here at the Scene, I take my Bad Films full strength.
As there’s a cat named Lucifer in the film, the best thing I can say about it is that it inspired me to get some classic Syd era Pink Floyd! Actually, in The US, their debut album which was slightly cut by Tower actually was charting in the ’67 Holiday season, moving up to #160 for that week before moving higher to it’s #149 US peak. I’m sure some out of the way screens were being tainted by the wreck that is the Magic Christmas Tree around that time as well.
One final thing – The ad was sitting next to a Japanese Sauna ad!