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Scrooge / A Christmas Carol


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  Scrooge  / A Christmas Carol Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.80 /10
 
Starring
Alastair Sim , Mervyn Johns, Kathleen Harrison
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Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Written by: Noel Langley, from Charles Dickensís novel

 
 
 
Released: 1951
   
Genre: DRAMA
FANTASY
REMAKE
COSTUME
   
Origin: GB
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 86
 
 


 

Miser (Alastair Sim) is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve, and decides to change his ways.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Though beautifully art-directed and faithful to the original novel, it has none of the usual vices of literary adaptations. The whole cast is sensitive to the original author's intentions. George Cole stands in ably as the young Scrooge in the flashback to Christmas Past. Some of the transitions between scenes are a bit jerky, but the undervalued British director Brian Desmond Hurst (his other big hit was Dangerous Moonlight) ensures that the plot proceeds at a good pace.

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