Ronald Neame (1970)

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An overly made-up Albert Finney stars in this adaptation of the Dickens tale and gives the impression he'd be happier somewhere other than on the palpably phoney Shepperton sets. Only Alec Guinness really registers, playing Jacob Marley's ghost, and director Ronald Neame oversees matters with the heaviest of hands. However, there's some compensation in watching fine twilight-year performances from Dame Edith Evans and Kenneth More as the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present.


Hard-hearted Victorian miser Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to join in with the spirit of the festive season - until a succession of spectral visitors turn up to teach him the error of his ways. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Kenneth More, Edith Evans and Paddy Stone.

Cast & Crew

Ebenezer Scrooge Albert Finney
Jacob Marley's Ghost Alec Guinness
Ghost of Christmas Past Edith Evans
Ghost of Christmas Present Kenneth More
Scrooge's nephew Michael Medwin
Fezziwig Laurence Naismith
Bob Cratchit David Collings
Tom Jenkins Anton Rodgers
Isabel Suzanne Neve
Portly gentleman Roy Kinnear
Nephew's friend Gordon Jackson
Mrs Fezziwig Kay Walsh
Director Ronald Neame
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
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