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Scrooge (1935)

Scrooge is mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of Christmas itself.

Director:

Henry Edwards

Writers:

Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol by), H. Fowler Mear (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seymour Hicks ... Ebenezer Scrooge (as Sir Seymour Hicks)
Donald Calthrop ... Bob Cratchit
Robert Cochran Robert Cochran ... Fred
Mary Glynne ... Belle
Garry Marsh ... Belle's Husband
Oscar Asche Oscar Asche ... Spirit of Christmas Present
C.V. France ... Spirit of Christmas Future
Athene Seyler ... Scrooge's Charwoman
Maurice Evans ... Poor Man
Mary Lawson Mary Lawson ... Poor Man's Wife
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Cratchit
Eve Gray Eve Gray ... Fred's Wife
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Poulterer with Prize Turkey
Philip Frost Philip Frost ... Tiny Tim
D.J. Williams D.J. Williams ... Undertaker
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Storyline

Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of another color. Straightforward adaptation of Dickens. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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What happened when Scrooge saw Marley's face on the door knocker...and the clock struck twelve!

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scrooge See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is the first live action production to include the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come's scene of Scrooge's shrouded corpse as in the book. See more »

Goofs

As Cratchit enters a room to see his dead son Tiny Tim, a crew's middle finger can be seen slowly closing the door behind him. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the world!
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Crazy Credits

This is the only major film version of the story in which Marley's Ghost is not listed at all in the credits, even though his voice is heard in the picture. (He is never actually seen in this version, except on the door knocker). See more »

Alternate Versions

A colorized version was produced and released in 2007. See more »

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Good Film Adaption of the Classic Novel
10 April 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM HONEST

This adaption of the novel would make Charles Dickens happy. In case you don't the story here it is.

Scrooge is a mean old man. He is always unhappy "about everything". He thinks his employee getting a day off work for Christmas really sets him off. He reluctantly does.

On Christmas Eve 4 Ghost come to visit him and shows him how his anger has hurt "Only Himself"

Now I like this adaption. According to IMDb there is 2 editions of the film. One runs an hour. The other one runs 78. I have yet to see the longer one.

This film is also in public domain. And unfortunately many DVD versions of this film. Anybody can release or show this for free. That's too bad. Because it needs to be restored. Nobody restores public domain films.


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