Based upon "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens with Sir Seymour Hicks as Scrooge.
|Of all Charles Dickens' writings, A Christmas Carol has been most frequently adapted for the screen. This 1935 version stands tall beside the other first-rate Dickens adaptations of that same year, David Copperfield and A Tale Of Two Cities. Scrooge is regarded in England as one of the outstanding films of its era, and this DVD edition at last restores its full length in very good quality. Scrooge is notable not only for Dickens' beautiful story but also for superb performances, a vigorous script, excellent pacing, persuasive settings, costumes which utterly capture 1843 London, and impressive moving-camera photography with atmospheric lighting reminiscent of German expressionist cinema. Sir Seymour Hicks, an age-appropriate Scrooge, first played the role on screen in 1913; indeed, the career of this distinguished actor-writer-director, on stage from 1877, almost overlaps Dickens' own. Hicks' performance is simply first-class; he also co-authored the screenplay and he inhabits Scrooge thoroughly, subtly and radiantly. The other characters are secondary compared to Scrooge but all are impeccable.|
Editor's NoteAn 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.
Cast & Crew
|Sir Seymour Hicks|
|Sydney Blythe - Cinematographer|
|Henry Edwards - Director|
|W.L. Trytel - Original Music|
|Julius Hagen - Producer|
|Sir Seymour Hicks - Writer|
|H. Fowler Mear - Writer|
Venice Film Festival (1936)
|Henry Edwards, Winner, Special Recommendation|