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Scrooge – 1951 UK film poster
Now! The story that has brought joy to millions! A new screen triumph!
Directed By
Brian Desmond Hurst
Produced By
Brian Desmond Hurst
Written By
Noel Langley, based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Edited By
Clive Donner
Cinematography
C.M. Pennington-Richards
Music By
Richard Addinsell
Distributed By
Renown Pictures
Country
200px-Flag of the United Kingdom
Language
English
Release Date
October 31, 1951
Filming Location
United Kingdom
Runtime
86 minutes
Rating
Approved (original US release), has been shown on television rated TV-G

A Christmas Carol (U.S. title) or Scrooge is a 1951 British film adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic novel A Christmas Carol. It was directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. The screenplay was written by Noel Langley. It stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge.

PlotEdit

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption on Christmas Eve when he is haunted by three ghosts. The spirits remind him of the past that has led him to be the cold-hearted man he is, show him the effect his harshness is having on others in the present, and reveal his possible future if he does not change his ways.

CastEdit

  • Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Kathleen Harrison as Mrs. Dilber
  • Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit
  • Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Cratchit
  • Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley/Marley's Ghost
  • George Cole as Young Ebenezer Scrooge
  • John Charlesworth as Peter Cratchit
  • Michael Dolan as The Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Francis de Wolff as The Ghost of Christmas Present
  • C. Konarski as Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  • Rona Anderson as Alice (Belle)
  • Carol Marsh as Fan
  • Brian Worth as Fred
  • Miles Malleson as Old Joe
  • Ernest Thesiger as the Undertaker
  • Glyn Dearman as Tiny Tim
  • Roddy Hughes as Fezziwig
  • Hattie Jacques as Mrs. Fezziwig
  • Louise Hampton as Laundress
  • Eliot Makeham as Mr. Snedrig
  • Hugh Dempster as Mr. Groper
  • Richard Pearson as Mr. Tupper
  • Jack Warner as Mr. Jorkin
  • Patrick Macnee as the young Jacob Marley
  • Douglas Muir as Businessman
  • Clifford Mollison as Samuel Wilkins
  • Theresa Derrington as Fred's Maid

TriviaEdit

  • Though it is a quintessential Christmas film, it was actually released on Halloween in 1951.

VideosEdit

A Christmas Carol (1951) - Trailer01:43

A Christmas Carol (1951) - Trailer

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