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A Christmas Carol (28-Nov-1951)

Original Title: Scrooge

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

Writer: Noel Langley

From novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Musical Score by: Richard Addinsell

Producer: Brian Desmond Hurst

Keywords: Drama, Christmas, Ghost

A deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, and three ghosts appear to Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve in Victorian London, offering him redemption if he were to change his miserly ways. Best adaptation by far of the Dickens novel, with triumphant performance by Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Some unimportant variations from the book but captures the spirit spot-on.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hermione Baddeley
Actor
13-Nov-1906 19-Aug-1986 Brighton Rock
George Cole
Actor
22-Apr-1925   Arthur Daley on Minder
Francis De Wolff
Actor
7-Jan-1913 18-Apr-1984 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Kathleen Harrison
Actor
23-Feb-1892 7-Dec-1995 Mrs. Thursday
Michael Hordern
Actor
3-Oct-1911 2-May-1995 The Slipper and the Rose
Hattie Jacques
Actor
7-Feb-1922 6-Oct-1980 Carry on...
Mervyn Johns
Actor
18-Feb-1899 6-Sep-1992 Dead of Night
Patrick Macnee
Actor
6-Feb-1922   Mr. Steed on The Avengers
Alastair Sim
Actor
9-Oct-1900 19-Aug-1976 Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
Ernest Thesiger
Actor
15-Jan-1879 14-Jan-1961 Dr. Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein

CAST

Alastair Sim   ...   Ebenezer Scrooge
with
Kathleen Harrison   ...   Mrs. Dilber
Mervyn Johns   ...   Bob Cratchit
Hermione Baddeley   ...   Mrs. Cratchit
and
Michael Hordern   ...   Jacob Marley
George Cole   ...   Young Scrooge
John Charlesworth   ...   Peter Cratchit
Francis de Wolff   ...   Christmas Present
Rona Anderson   ...   Alice
Carol Marsh   ...   Fan
Brian Worth   ...   Fred
Miles Malleson   ...   Old Joe
Ernest Thesiger   ...   Undertaker
Glyn Dearman   ...   Tiny Tim
Michael Dolan   ...   Christmas Past
Olga Edwardes   ...   Fred's Wife
Roddy Hughes   ...   Fezziwig
Hattie Jacques   ...   Mrs. Fezziwig
Eleanor Summerfield   ...   Flora
Louise Hampton   ...   Laundress
C. Konarski   ...   Christmas Future
Eliot Makeham   ...   Snedrig
Peter Bull   ...   Businessman
Douglas Muir   ...   Businessman
Noel Howlett   ...   Alms Collector
Fred Johnson   ...   Alms Collector
Henry Hewitt   ...   Rosehed
Hugh Dempster   ...   Groper
David Hannaford   ...   Boy in Street
Maire O'Neill   ...   Alice's Patient
Richard Pearson   ...   Tupper
Patrick Macnee   ...   Young Jacob Marley
and
Clifford Mollison   ...   Wilkins
By Special Arrangement
Jack Warner   ...   Jorkins

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