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 has degenerated over the years as his heart has become colder. Using events from Scrooge's idealistic past, dreary present, and dismal future, the apparitions try their best to melt his steely soul. Will Scrooge see the error of his ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas? Check out this hailed classic and find out! Many critics widely consider this the definitive film version of Charles Dickens' cherished novel.
Noel Langley - Writer/Director/Plays
Constance Da Pinna
Brian Desmond Hurst - Irish Director
Alastair Sim - British Character Actor
Jack Warner - British Actor; THE LADYKILLERS
Hermione Baddeley - British Actress
Charles Dickens - British Novelist (CHRISTMAS CAROL, OLIVER TWIST)
Richard Addinsell - Film score composer, DANGEROUS MOONLIGHT/THE PRINCE AND...
Kathleen Harrison - British Character Actress
Clive Donner - British Director/Editor
In this adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol," a remake of the 1938 film, miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas and reforms his heartless and money-grubbing ways after being visited on Christmas Eve by four Ghosts: his old business partners Jacob and Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
A remake of the 1938 film. Additional cast: Olga Edwardes (Fred's Wife); Michael Dolan (The Spirit of Christmas Past); C. Konarski (Spirit of the Future); Noel Howlett (1st Collector); Fred Johnson (2nd Collector); and Douglas Muir (2nd Businessman).
"...This flick is not only the gold standard against which all other holiday films should be measured, but also one of the greatest films ever made, period..." - 12/12/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.64
"[T]his is the definitive choice among all the feature versions....Alastair Sim, gimlet-eyed and gleefully acidulous, is Scrooge..." - 11/06/2009 Wall Street Journal