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Seymour Hicks ...
Ebenezer Scrooge (as Sir Seymour Hicks)
Donald Calthrop ...
Robert Cochran ...
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Garry Marsh ...
Oscar Asche ...
Marie Ney ...
C.V. France ...
Athene Seyler ...
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Poor man
Mary Lawson ...
Poor man's wife
Barbara Everest ...
Eve Gray ...
Morris Harvey ...
Philip Frost ...
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Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of another color. Straightforward adaptation of Dickens Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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What happened when Scrooge saw Marley's face on the door knocker...and the clock struck twelve!

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This film is the first live action production to include the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come's scene of Scrooge's shrouded corpse as in the book. See more »

Goofs

When Scrooge is getting home from the pub on Christmas Eve, a white bucket drops at his feet, missing his head by inches. Unfazed by the goof, Scrooge kicks it out of the shot making it seem like it was intentional, but it is clearly a post-Victorian era plastic bucket. See more »

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Fred: I believe it has done me good and will do me good, and I say God bless it!
Bob Cratchit: Hear hear! Hear hear!
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Two different opening credits sequences have been created for this film. Both feature the same credits, and basically the same main title music, but they are designed differently. In the first, we see a man's hands take down a copy of the original novel "A Christmas Carol" from a bookshelf, and thumb through its pages, revealing the credits (almost exactly as in the opening credits for the 1951 film A Christmas Carol (1951), starring Alastair Sim). Many of the names are printed using the print type seen in first editions of Dickens, as in the opening credits of David Copperfield (1935). In the "alternative credits", the credits simply appear on what looks like a metal doorplate, in a very straightforward manner. This is the way they have usually been shown in television screenings of the film. The "alternative credits" version is the only one which shows which cast member played each character (shown at the end of the film). In the original credits, we see the names of the cast, but not the names of the characters they portray. The original opening credits are much more detailed than the ones shown in the second opening credits sequence. See more »

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Pretty Good, Though Overshadowed by Later Versions
18 December 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Though overshadowed by later versions, this 1935 Seymour Hicks version of "Scrooge" is pretty good, with the main strength being Hicks's effective portrayal of Scrooge. Aside from Hicks, most of the other characters do not have that much of a presence, and it does not have the kind of lavish detail that enriches, for example, the great Alastair Sim version. But the atmosphere works, and the story is faithfully told and moves fairly quickly. Every actor who portrays the famous miser has his own interpretation of the role, and Hicks himself is above average, lending appropriate nuances to his character's personality change while remaining believable.

The story has been filmed so many times that it's hardly possible to avoid making comparisons among the various versions. This is not going to be anyone's favorite version, but it's not a bad one, either.


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