Christmas Carol (1951)

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Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.


Studio VCI Video
SKU 224165242
UPC 089859876028
UPC 14 00089859876028
Format DVD
Release Date 11/1/2011
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
Entertainment Weekly "...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 p.64
Wall Street Journal "[T]his is the definitive choice among all the feature versions....Alastair Sim, gimlet-eyed and gleefully acidulous, is Scrooge..." 11/06/2009
Brian Desmond Hurst
Alastair Sim
Jack Warner
Kathleen Harrison
Cast & Crew
Alastair Sim - Star
Jack Warner - Star
Hermione Baddeley - Star
Kathleen Harrison - Star
Clive Donner - Editor
C. Pennington-Richards - Director of Photography
Noel Langley - Screenwriter
Constance Da Pinna - Costume Designer
Doris Lee - Costume Designer
Charles Dickens - Story
Richard Addinsell - Composer
George Minter - Producer
Brian Desmond Hurst - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1951
UPC 00089859876028
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 86 minutes
Color B&W
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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