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A Christmas Carol (1923)

Scrooge (original title)
Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to help... See full summary »

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Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to help him change his selfish ways and redeem his soul. An early silent adaptation of the classic story. Written by page8701

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1 May 1923 (UK)  »

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This film still exists, and a copy is held by the British Film Institute. See more »

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Version of An American Christmas Carol (1979) See more »

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A brief telling of a classic story.
24 October 2011 | by (Nottingham, UK) – See all my reviews

If you've seen the other silent versions of A Christmas Carol, this probably feels very familiar. Naturally, in 25 minutes, the story is skated through pretty quick, with large chunks of it completely omitted. But all the ghosts are at least present, and realised quite well, with Russell Thorndike making a suitably grumpy titular character, although the beard is more Father Christmas than Scrooge. One thing that amazes me is how similar Scrooge's chamber looks in all these films - maybe they "recycled" the old set.

In summary then, this version is far from the definitely adaption, but at least it still exists in it's entirely - which is a blessing - and at less than half an hour, it's hardly taxing to sit through.


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