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Scrooge

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1951
  • Brian Desmond Hurst
  • 86 mins
  • PG

Summary

Classic version of Charles Dickens's tale, starring Alastair Sim. On Christmas Eve, a tight-fisted businessman is visited by three ghosts who remind him of the true spirit of the season.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Released in the US under Dickens's original title, A Christmas Carol, this is easily the best screen version of the much-loved yuletide tale. The ever-versatile Alastair Sim is impeccable as the miser who comes to see the error of his ways through the promptings of the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Michael Hordern makes a splendid Jacob Marley and Mervyn Johns a humble Bob Cratchit, while George Cole does well as the younger, carefree Scrooge. Beautifully designed by Ralph Brinton and directed with unexpected finesse by Brian Desmond Hurst, this is not to be missed.

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Credits

Cast

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ScroogeAlastair Sim
Mrs DilberKathleen Harrison
Bob CratchitMervyn Johns
Mrs CratchitHermione Baddeley
Jacob MarleyMichael Hordern
Scrooge as young manGeorge Cole (1)
Peter CratchitJohn Charlesworth
Tiny TimGlynn Dearman
Spirit of Christmas PresentFrancis De Wolff
AliceRona Anderson
Fan, Scrooge's sisterCarol Marsh
Mr JorkinsJack Warner
Fred, Scrooge's nephewBrian Worth
Mrs FezziwigHattie Jacques
Young MarleyPatrick Macnee

Crew

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DirectorBrian Desmond Hurst

Details

Theatrical distributor
Feature Film
Released on
1999-11-26
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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