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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Allison ...
Publisher
Jennifer Bertram ...
Muffin
James Bradford ...
Sweat Shop Owner
Michelle Brunet ...
Dickens' daughter
Tony Calabretta ...
Cabby
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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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Wonderful Holiday Fare
21 November 1998 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

The Ghosts of Dickens' Past is a wonderful retelling of the story behind how Charles Dickens became inspired to write the greatest book of his career, "A Christmas Carol". The costumes are splendidly done and the director takes great care to make sure everything is set up according to the time period. Having almost a Twilight Zone effect in how the story unfolds, this movie in its uncanny ability to strike a chord in the viewer makes it THE movie to watch this holiday season.


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