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Second Collector (Character)
from A Christmas Carol (1938)

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Alternate Names:
First Charity Collector / First Charity Solicitor / First Collector / Second Charity Solicitor


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  1. A Christmas Carol (1969) (TV) Played by Bruce Montague (as First Charity Collector)

  2. A Christmas Carol (1951) Played by Fred Johnson / Noel Howlett (as First Collector)
    ... aka "Scrooge" - UK (original title)

  3. A Christmas Carol (1938) Played by Charles Coleman (as First Charity Solicitor) / Matthew Boulton (as Second Charity Solicitor)
    ... aka "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" - USA (complete title)

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From A Christmas Carol (1951)
First Collector: At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute.
Ebenezer: Are there no prisons?
First Collector: Plenty of prisons.
Ebenezer: And the union workhouses - are they still in operation?
First Collector: They are. I wish I could say they were not.
Ebenezer: Oh, from what you said at first I was afraid that something had happened to stop them in their useful course. I'm very glad to hear it.
First Collector: I don't think you quite understand us, sir. A few of us are endeavoring to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth.
Ebenezer: Why?
First Collector: Because it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices. Now what can I put you down for?
Ebenezer: Huh! Nothing!
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