A Christmas Carol (Scrooge)


(out of 5)

Probably the best rendition of Charles Dickens’s Christmas classic is this moody thriller starring .  Ebenezer Scrooge is a crotchety miser of a man: he prefers eschewing Christmas spirit in favour of concentrating on business profits, himself responsible for adding the word ‘humbug’ to the English vernacular. A man like this is so beyond redemption that it prompts a supernatural intervention to get him to wake up to the world around him: three terrifying ghosts present themselves to him on Christmas Eve and give insight into his life, past, present and future alike. The heartwarming nature of the story is brought to life vividly, but the more terrifying aspects are also handled with perfect skill.

Renown Pictures Corporation

United Kingdom/USA, 1951

Directed by

Adaptation by , from the novel A Christmas Carol by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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