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The Holiday Picture of All Time! Charles Dickens' Joyous Classic!

Scrooge (1951)

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Ebeneezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits show him how his behavior over the years has made him a lonely, bitter old man, and how his heart has grown colder. Using events from Scrooge's idealistic past, dreary present and dismal future, the apparitions try their best to melt his steely soul. Tightfisted Ebeneezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of the three spirits and, just in time for the holidays, manages to make everyone's lives a little brighter, his included!

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

Release Date: 1951-10-31
Status: Released
Run time: 86 min / 1:26
Production Companies : Renown Pictures Corporation, George Minter Productions
Production Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: 1951-10-31
Status: Released
Run time: 86 min / 1:26

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Casts

Alastair Sim
as Ebenezer Scrooge
George Cole
as Young Ebenezer Scrooge
Rona Anderson
as Alice
Mervyn Johns
as Bob Cratchit
Hermione Baddeley
as Mrs. Cratchit
Glyn Dearman
as Tiny Tim
Brian Worth
as Fred
Michael Hordern
as Jacob Marley
Michael Dolan
as Spirit of Christmas Past
Francis de Wolff
as Spirit of Christmas Present
John Charlesworth
as Peter Cratchit
Kathleen Harrison
as Mrs. Dilber
Ernest Thesiger
as The Undertaker
Miles Malleson
as Old Joe
Carol Marsh
as Fan Scrooge
Olga Edwardes
as Fred's Wife
Jack Warner
as Jorkins

Crew

Writing Charles Dickens Author
Writing Noel Langley Adaptation
Directing Brian Desmond Hurst Director
Production Brian Desmond Hurst Producer
Camera C.M. Pennington-Richards Director of Photography
Sound Richard Addinsell Original Music Composer
Production Stanley Haynes Associate Producer
Editing Clive Donner Editor
Production Maude Spector Casting
Art Ralph W. Brinton Art Direction
Art Freda Pearson Set Decoration

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  • This is the eighth film version of Charles Dickens' most widely read story that was first published in 1843. This engaging musical by Leslie Bricusse finds Scrooge (Albert Finney) as the parsimonious miser with a heart of stone who hates the revelry of the Christmas holiday.

  • The notion of Albert Finney playing Ebenezer Scrooge is admittedly mind-boggling, and so is the idea of A Christmas Carol being turned into a musical. But "Scrooge" works very nicely on its intended level and the kids sitting near me seemed to be having a good time.

  • I disagree with all of the critics. I always felt that this was the best Christmas movie ever made. Albert Finney is an incredible actor and he brings the character of Scrooge to life more than any other actor has. I personally never liked the Alistir Sims portrayal. Like some of the other comments ...

  • Scrooge review: A Carol that hits all the top notes Alastair Sim and a superb supporting cast make this 1951 retelling of Dickens' classic the best ever committed to film

  • Holding back a lachrymal tear of personal compassion, frustrated actor and successful author Mr Charles Dickens, once announced “It is a joke in my home that generosity on the stage always unmans me, and that I invariably begin to cry whenever anybody on the stage forgives an enemy or gives away a pocket book!

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  • This musical Scrooge is great for kids. Read Common Sense Media's Scrooge review, age rating, and parents guide.

  • Like an old-fashioned Christmas card bursting into song, Scrooge the Musical captures quite wonderfully the visual delights of a traditional festive scene. This seasonal fare from Curve brings Victorian carousels, clockwork toys and wide-eyed children so vividly into view it is as though we are ...

  • Critic Reviews for Scrooged. ... Of course he's not called Scrooge here, the whole film doesn't really mention or use any wording that refers to the old tale ...