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Director:
Writers:
Charles Dickens (based on "A Christmas Carol" by)
Leslie Bricusse (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 November 1970 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
What the DICKENS have they done to Scrooge? See more »
Plot:
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
My personal favorite version of Dicken's classic tale. See more (137 total) »

Cast

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Albert Finney ... Ebenezer Scrooge

Edith Evans ... Ghost of Christmas Past

Kenneth More ... Ghost of Christmas Present
Laurence Naismith ... Mr. Fezziwig
Michael Medwin ... Nephew Fred
David Collings ... Bob Cratchit
Anton Rodgers ... Tom Jenkins
Suzanne Neve ... Isabel Fezziwig
Frances Cuka ... Ethel Cratchit
Derek Francis ... 1st Gentleman of Charity

Gordon Jackson ... Tom - Friend of Harry's

Roy Kinnear ... 2nd Gentleman of Charity
Mary Peach ... Fred's Wife
Paddy Stone ... Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Kay Walsh ... Mrs. Fezziwig
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Pringle - Toyshop Owner
Helena Gloag ... 2nd Woman Debtor
Reg Lever ... Punch and Judy Man
Keith Marsh ... Well Wisher (as Keith March)
Marianne Stone ... Party Guest
Molly Weir ... 1st Woman Debtor
Richard Beaumont ... Tiny Tim
Philip DaCosta ... Child (as Philip da Costa)
Raymond Hoskins ... Child
Gaynor Hodgson ... Child
Nicholas Locise ... Goose Boy
Peter Lock ... Urchin
Joy Leigh ... Child
Sara Gibson ... Child
Clive Moss ... Urchin
John O'Brien ... Child
David Peacock ... Child
Michael Reardon ... Child
Karen Scargill ... Kathy Cratchit
Terry Winter ... Child
Stephen Garlick ... Child (as Steven Garlick)

Alec Guinness ... Jacob Marley's Ghost
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Armitage ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Cossins ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Chris Kelly ... Urchin (uncredited)

John Owens ... (uncredited)
Kenneth Waller ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Ronald Neame 
 
Writing credits
Charles Dickens (based on "A Christmas Carol" by)

Leslie Bricusse (screenplay)

Produced by
Leslie Bricusse .... executive producer
David W. Orton .... associate producer
Robert H. Solo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leslie Bricusse 
 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Weatherley 
 
Production Design by
Terence Marsh  (as Terry Marsh)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Cartwright  (as Bob Cartwright)
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Furse 
 
Makeup Department
George Frost .... chief makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... chief hair stylist
Hugh Richards .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ed Harper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Simons .... second assistant director
Ted Sturgis .... assistant director
Gary White .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Pamela Cornell .... set dresser
Stuart Craig .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound supervisor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
Jock May .... sound mixer
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as James Shields)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Mills .... special effects cameraman
Wally Veevers .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Martin Grace .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator (as Jim Turrell)
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Baker .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Leslie Bricusse .... lyricist
Ian Fraser .... conductor
Ian Fraser .... music supervisor
Robert Hathaway .... associate music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Ken Runyon .... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer .... original score
Herbert W. Spencer .... original song
Paddy Stone .... stager: musical sequences
Ray Holder .... music arranger (uncredited)
Gordon Langford .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Lindup .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Ronald Searle .... titles designed by
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Elaine Schreyeck .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
113 min | UK:120 min
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Color:
Color (colour) (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G (Approved No. 22509)

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Trivia:
Although the music was composed by Leslie Bricusse and nominated for two Academy Awards, Bricusse could not write music. He would dictate lyrics and melody to music supervisor Ian Fraser who would transcribe and arrange them for Scrooge's score. Bricusse did so on many other movies to much acclaim.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Ebenezer Scrooge:I will start anew/I will make amends/and I will make quite certain/that the story ends/on a note of hope/on a strong amen/and I'll thank the world/and remember when/I was able to begin again!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
December the 25thSee more »

FAQ

Is 'Scrooge' based on a book?
How does this version of "A Christmas Carol" differ from the original novel?
What was wrong with Tiny Tim?
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
My personal favorite version of Dicken's classic tale., 25 December 2003
Author: Katrina Selby (katselby88@netscape.net) from Lindsay Ontario (Canada)

In response to the other comment posted, I can agree. This version is not suitable for ALL ages. Parents should be advised to monitor their small children and perhaps omit the more dramatic scenes involving the Ghost of Christmas Future. When I share this movie with little friends under 12, I take care to either distract them from those sections, or omit them, thanks to the power of the fast-forward button. (But really, today's kids 8-9 and up see way more violent & scary stuff these days!)

However, having said that, I own a copy and have watched it faithfully every Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for nigh onto 20 years. It renews my spirit and reminds me of my responsibilities as a human being.

At the tender age of 12, my Dad took me to see "Scrooge" in the theater when it was released for Christmas. At only 12 years of age, the scenes of the Ghost of Christmas Future were quite vivid.

However, the movie made such an impression on me that it influenced my entire Life philosophy. "Mankind is our business" says Dickens through the Ghost of Christmas Present. This joyful movie filled with wonderful songs that bring me the Christmas Spirit every year. It also imparts the value of staying connected to matters of the spirit and heart, and illustrates the difficulties that arise when ones focus becomes only the material or the monetary. That is a valuable lesson to us all, not just at Christmas, but the whole year through.

I recommend this movie to everyone. Personally, I find it much more engaging and inspiring, not to mention, colorful, than any other version. The performances of all the actors are very entertaining. If you're the sentimental type, keep a hankie close by when Tiny Tim sings for his family at Christmas. What an angel!

Just my 2 cents worth!

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