In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »
Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.
In 1840s London, Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited businessman who receives his terrifying comeuppance. One Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas? Written by
This production includes the lighthouse, coal miners, and sailors on a ship at sea scenes in which the Spirit of Christmas Present shows Scrooge different groups of people celebrating Christmas singing ''Silent Night'' in particular sections of the United Kingdom (especially Wales) after departing from Bob Cratchit's house. Every other film adaptation almost omits them. The only previous production that used all three of these scenes were in the 1971 animated television film of A Christmas Carol (1971). See more »
In the snow scenes outside Scrooge's old school, swifts are heard but these migratory birds arrive in May and leave in August. See more »
A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
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Patrick Stewart demonstrates once again his versatility on screen in this telling of Charles Dickens' classic story. Though most of us(if not all of us) have seen other adaptations in the past or read the story,and know already what to expect,Stewart manages to capture pure magic with his stunningly awesome portrayal of main character Ebenezer Scrooge,and it is definitely worth a look. Special effects add a nice little touch,but it is Stewart's interaction with the 'ghosts' and characters Bob Cratchit among others that really steal the show. A highly recommended film that nobody should miss.....especially during Christmas time!
***1/2 out of ****
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