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A Christmas Carol Details


Widely considered to be the definitive of the many film versions of Charles Dickens' classic novel is this 1951 British adaptation, starring Alastair Sim (entitled "Scrooge" in its U.K. release). Sim plays Ebenezer Scrooge, a London miser who, despite his wealth, refuses to make charitable contributions and treats his sole employee, Bob Cratchit, as an indentured servant. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who was as selfish as Scrooge in life and has been condemned to an eternity of wandering the Earth in shackles. Marley informs Scrooge that he's to receive a trio of spirits that night who will take him on a journey through Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As Scrooge encounters each apparition, he is taken on a tour of his life and realizes what a wretch he is, transformed by greed from an idealistic youth into an embittered ogre. Infused with a new, cheery outlook, Scrooge sets about earning his redemption. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


Alastair Sim
as Ebenezer Scrooge
Kathleen Harrison
as Mrs. Dilber
Mervyn Johns
as Bob Cratchit
Michael Hordern
as Jacob Marley
Hermione Baddeley
as Mrs. Cratchit
John Charlesworth
as Peter Cratchit
Glyn Dearman
as Tiny Tim
George Cole
as Scrooge as young man
Rona Anderson
as Alice
Olga Edwardes
as Fred's Wife
Roddy Hughes
as Mr. Fezziwig
Hattie Jacques
as Mrs. Fezziwig
Clifford Mollison
as Mr. Wilkins
Ernst Thesiger
as Undertaker
Miles Malleson
as Old Joe
Louise Hampton
as Laundress
Noel Howlett
as First Collector
Peter Bull
as First Businessman
Douglas Muir
as Businessman
Eliot Makeham
as Snedrig
Henry Hewitt
as Rosehed
Hugh Dempster
as Groper
David Hannaford
Richard Pearson
Eleanor Summerfield
Patrick Macnee
as Young Jacob Marley
Jack Warner
as Mr. Jorkins
Patrick Macnee
as Young Jacob Marley


Brian Desmond Hurst
Brian Desmond Hurst
George Minter
Noel Langley
Charles Dickens
Book Author
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Clive Donner
George Minter
Executive Producer