In 1860, the stingy and cranky Ebenezer Scrooge that hates Christmas; loathes people and defends the decrease of the surplus of poor population runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving a bitter treatment to his own nephew and acquaintances. However, in the Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley that tells him that three spirits would visit him that night. The first one, the spirit of past Christmas, recalls his miserable youth when he lost his only love due to his greed; the spirit of the present Christmas shows him the poor situation of Bob's family and how joyful life may be; and the spirit of future Christmas shows his fate. Scrooge finds that life is good and time is too short and suddenly you are not there anymore, changing his behavior toward Christmas, Bob, his nephew and people in general. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
rejected the role of Scrooge. Rex Harrison
agreed to play the part, but had to back out due to a commitment to a difficult play. (Harrison was also having an affair with Harris' then-wife, who he would later marry.) Albert Finney
, who had been offered the role before Harrison but had initially rejected it, reconsidered once he read the script and asked for the role. (He was a business associate of Michael Medwin
, the co-writer who played his nephew in the film.) See more
When we first meet Tiny Tim, he and his sister are looking into a toy store window. If you look closely at the bottom right corner of the screen as the camera zooms in on Tim, you can see the shadow of the camera on a dolly. See more
Fifteen shillings a week, a wife and five children... and he still talks of a Merry Christmas!
The phrase "Merry Christmas" appears at the end of the movie. See more
Music by Leslie Bricusse
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Suzanne Neve
and Albert Finney See more