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Writers:
Charles Dickens (adapted from "A Christmas Carol")
Noel Langley (adaptation)
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Release Date:
2 December 1951 (USA) See more »
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Now! The story that has brought joy to millions! A new screen triumph! See more »
Plot:
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Brian Desmond Hurst  (as Brian Desmond-Hurst)
 
Writing credits
Charles Dickens (adapted from "A Christmas Carol")

Noel Langley (adaptation and screenplay)

Produced by
Brian Desmond Hurst .... producer (as Brian Desmond-Hurst)
Stanley Haynes .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell (musical score by)
 
Cinematography by
C.M. Pennington-Richards (director of photography) (as C. Pennington-Richards)
 
Film Editing by
Clive Donner (film editor)
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph W. Brinton  (as Ralph Brinton)
 
Set Decoration by
Freda Pearson (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Doris Lee 
Phyllis Dalton (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Eric Carter .... make-up artist
Betty Lee .... hair stylist
Aldo Manganaro .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
June Robinson .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stanley Couzins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis O'Dell .... first assistant director
Buddy Booth .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Tony Harris .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chris Chapman .... property buyer (uncredited)
T. Hopewell Ash .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Ted Marshall .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Patricia Neville .... sketch artist (uncredited)
Freda Pearson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Wallis Smith .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.H. Lindop .... sound recordist
Charles Earl .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Ryan .... boom operator (uncredited)
Leonard Trumm .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (as C. Cooney)
Richard Cantouris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Friswell .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Gerry Turpin .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Constance Da Finna .... costume designer: Mr. Sim, Mr. Hordern and Miss Edwardes
Phyllis Dalton .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
W. Walsh .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Anne Barker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Stan Hawkes .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Michael Johns .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Charles Squires .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 
Other crew
George Minter .... presenter
Larry Edmonds .... accountant (uncredited)
Hugh Findlay .... publicity director (uncredited)
Elizabeth Montagu .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Doris Prince .... production secretary (uncredited)
Margaret Ryan .... continuity (uncredited)
Jan Saunders .... floor runner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
M. Steiner .... acknowledgment: mechanical Victorian dolls loaned by (as Mr. M. Steiner)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Scrooge" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Germany:74 min (video version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-8 | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1952) | Singapore:G | UK:U | UK:U (re-release) (1999) | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (PCA #15238) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Child actor Glynn Dearman (who played Tiny Tim)became a radio drama producer and,in 1990, produced 'A Christmas Carol' for the BBC. Dearman also had an unwitting cameo in the film 'Scrooged' as part of his role in the 1951 film is shown being televised in the house of the Cooley household (the equivalent of the Cratchit family).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Scrooge and Marley offer to buy up the company from Mr. Jorkin, the medium shots show Marley with his hands in his vest pockets, but every close-up has his hands clasped on his stomach.See more »
Quotes:
Ebenezer:Through the window?
Spirit of Christmas Past:Are you afraid?
Ebenezer:Well... I am a mortal, and liable to fall.
Spirit of Christmas Past:Bear but a touch of my hand, and you will be upheld in more than this.
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Soundtrack:
Hark! the Herald Angels SingSee more »

FAQ

What does the boy say at the end of the movie when Scrooge asks him to go and buy the turkey?
Is it possible to read Dickens' story online?
What happened to Fred's father?
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40 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
the classic version, 24 December 1999

I have not seen Albert Finney's nor George C. Scott's portrayal of Scrooge, so I cannot say definitively that Alastair Sim 'owns' this role, but I sure have trouble imagining anyone topping him; he is superb, the nitpicking comments of TinMan-5 notwithstanding. This version will always have a special place in my affections, and I am glad to see I'm not alone in holding this opinion.

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