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A Christmas Carol (1910)

Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

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The story begins in the office of Scrooge, described as "a wrenching, squeezing, grasping, covetous old sinner." He is visited by the charity workers who want him to contribute to the Christmas funds for the poor. He shows them the door and then declines an invitation from his nephew and the latter's Christmas wishes, because the spirit of Christmas is not with him. After finishing his Christmas Eve's work by scolding his poor humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, he hies him home. At the door we see the knocker change visibly before his eyes to the face of his former partner, Marley, long since dead, and during the night he is visited by Marley who introduces him anew to the long forgotten Spirit of Christmas. The Spirit shows him in successive visions his happy childhood days when he was young and free, the breaking of his engagement to the woman who later marries happily, and then shifting to the present Christmas, shows him Bob Cratchit's humble family enjoying their Christmas dinner, which... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Worldview Entertainment and the Killiam Collection has released a set of nine early movies about Christmas collectively called "A Christmas Past," with an original score by Al Kryszak. This movie is the eighth one, and has a running time of 11 minutes. See more »

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Version of The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) See more »

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An Early Glimpse at Scrooge & Company
3 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

A miserable old miser, frightened & shamed into better behavior, learns to make his life A CHRISTMAS CAROL of good will towards men. This version of Charles Dickens' 1843 classic is condensed into only a few minutes, hitting the highlights of Ebenezer Scrooge's astonishing reformation. Surprisingly, in such an extreme abridgment, the acting is quite good and the special effects - involving double exposures - well handled. Al Kryszak provided the score for the video compilation A Christmas Past, in which this film appears.


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