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The Ghosts of Dickens' Past (1998)

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The early life of Charles Dickens and the events that led to his inspiration to write his greatest story.

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Charles Dickens (as Christopher Heyerdhal)
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Ralph Allison ...
Publisher
Jennifer Bertram ...
Muffin
James Bradford ...
Sweat Shop Owner
Michelle Brunet ...
Dickens' daughter
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Thug
Chelsea Cavanagh ...
Dickens' daughter
François Desrochers ...
Young Dickens (as Francois Desroches)
Camille Dolphin ...
Muffin's lookalike
Charles Doucet ...
Gentleman
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Sweatshop Foreman
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William Burdette-Coutts
Sharon George ...
Woman
Jane Gilchrist ...
Landlady
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In the 19th century, young Charles Dickens is a promising young writer who is obsessed with material success in his career. His misguided priorities are soon challenged when he encounters a mysterious little girl. That girl takes Dickens on a strange and moving journey in which he is shown the future he could have if he doesn't change his ways and, more importantly, he is shown a better purpose for his writing as a way of speaking for the oppressed who need his help. It is these events and lessons that would inspire Dickens to write an extraordinary Christmas tale that would become his greatest work, A Christmas Carol. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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As entertaining as "A Christmas Carol" itself.
9 November 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderfully developed main character, colorfully rustic costumes & scenery, and seemingly authentic storyline, makes "The Ghost of Dickens' Past" as entertaining as Dickens' own "Christmas Carol". It is the perfect family movie for the Thanksgiving season with themes of charity, hope, imagination, inspiration, and history. You will be reminded of Dickens' timeless genius, and it will leave you in a childlike, wondering state-of-mind, curious to know if that's what really happened to the future legendary Charles Dickens.


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