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Scrooge (1935)

Director: Henry Edwards     Starring: Maurice Evans Seymour Hicks
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Format: DVD
Sku: 205124070
UPC: 796019805841
UPC 14: 00796019805841
Category Keywords: Christmas  Ghosts  Holiday  Self-Discovery  Vintage
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The Original Scrooge in Color for the First Time! Also Includes Newly Restored Black-and-White Version!
In this original film adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Sir Seymour Hicks gives a riveting performance as Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas, harshly rejection the company and well wishes of his fellow man. But on this Christmas Eve, Scrooge's former partner Jacob Marley, an invisible but forceful ghostly presence, visits Scrooge to warn him that his time is running short. Throughout the long, cold night, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of the Christmas holiday.
Editor's Note
An early English film interpretation of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens in which miser Scrooge changes his ways after being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Features

Video Features DVD, No Longer Produced

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Passion River
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/30/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 78 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1935
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 80584
Video UPC UPC: 00796019805841
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Donald Calthrop
Video Cast Info Mary Glynne
Video Cast Info Robert Cochran
Video Cast Info Seymour Hicks
Video Cast Info Charles Dickens - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info H. Fowler Mear - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Henry Edwards - Director
Video Cast Info Jack Harris - Editor
Video Cast Info Julius Hagen - Producer
Video Cast Info Ralph Kemplen - Editor
Video Cast Info Sydney Blythe - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info W.L. Trytel - Original Music By
Video Cast Info William Luff - Cinematographer

Awards


Winner (1936)
   Video Award Name Venice Film Festival, Henry Edwards, Special Recommendation

Professional Reviews

Foster on Film 5 of 10
Yes, 1935 was a long time ago and many film techniques were not yet invented, but that is no excuse for dull acting and non-existent camera work. Nor does saying "it was the depression," make up for poor execution. Those are explanations for this film's failure, but noting them doesn't make it any less of a failure. I might be able to ignore the invisible ghosts (Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come are not seen, and the Ghost of Christmas Past is just a blur) but the static camera work stays with me. Cameras need to move. Not a lot necessarily, but some. In Scrooge, the cameraman must have stepped out for a quick sandwich while filming. Seymour Hicks plays Scrooge as if he he's reading the lines for the first time (surprising for a man who had performed the part on stage for years). The rest of the cast are forgettable (well, Christmas Present isn't, but it's a performance I'd prefer to forget). As Dickens wrote a good story, I'd be forced to recommend this film if no others existed, but many others exist. - Matthew M. Foster
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