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A Christmas Carol (1971)

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Marley's Ghost (voice)
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Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
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Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Ragpicker / Fezziwig (voice)
David Tate ...
Scrooge's Nephew / Charity Man (voice)
Felix Felton ...
Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Annie West ...
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (voice)
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Bob Cratchit (voice)
Mary Ellen Ray ...
Mrs. Dilber (voice)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Marley's Ghost says the third spirit will come "when the last stroke of twelve has ceased to vibrate." However, he actually appears on the FIRST stroke of twelve. See more »

Connections

Version of Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa (1955) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Overlooked gem
24 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is by far the best animated version of the Dickens classic. The renderings and animation are dark and mysteriously sketch-like, with none of the shiny flatness that mars most commercial animation. And the script is amazingly faithful in tone to the original.

It's sometimes difficult to find on videotape, but it is well worth the effort.


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