A Christmas Carol (1971)

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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.



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Cast overview:
Narrator (voice)
Marley's Ghost (voice)
Joan Sims ...
Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Ragpicker / Fezziwig (voice)
David Tate ...
Scrooge's Nephew / Charity Man (voice)
Felix Felton ...
Annie West ...
Melvyn Hayes ...
Bob Cratchit (voice)
Mary Ellen Ray ...
Mrs. Dilber (voice)


An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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Release Date:

21 December 1971 (USA)  »

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A Christmas Carol  »

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1.33 : 1
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The only film version of "A Christmas Carol" to win an Oscar. See more »


Towards the end, after the last ghost has gone, Scrooge wakes up in his bedroom all excited. He looks in the mirror by the window and talks to himself. A member of the camera crew in modern clothes standing behind Scrooge is reflected in the mirror. See more »


Version of The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) See more »

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Wow, where can we find this one!
18 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can someone buy this film. My husband and I have been trying for two years but we can't find it. Is there a copy out there available, if so what is the price? It is not at all a cartoon but an excellent piece of Victorian art. The drawings evoke the sketches used in Dickens own time. There are moments that are intense, certainly frightening for young children.

The pacing causes one to feel as though Scooge has very little time left to mend his ways. The ghost of Christmas Present is much darker than in other versions. Ignorance and Want are included in a very effective and horrific manner. Marley's ghost is not to be missed.

This is anything but Mr Magoo or Mickey Mouse Dickens. Please post info as to where it can be found.

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