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Old Scrooge (1913)
"Scrooge" (original title)

 -  Short | Drama | Fantasy  -  January 1914 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Seymour Hicks ...
William Lugg
Leedham Bantock
J.C. Buckstone
Dorothy Buckstone
Leonard Calvert
Osborne Adair
Adela Measor
Ellaline Terriss


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Old Scrooge  »

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Re-released in the U.S. in 1926 by Pathe Exchange as "Old Scrooge". See more »


Version of The Christmas Carol (1949) See more »

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Young Scrooge, Old Scrooge and Middle Aged Scrooge
7 December 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Seymour Hicks, in a long and distinguished career, had a specialty of playing Scrooge on stage for many a decade. He first essayed the role in 1901, when barely past thirty and got bad reviews because he couldn't play 'old' well -- he got better at it. In his time, he committed the role to film twice: in this silent film (re-edited in the mid-twenties) and in a sound version in 1935.

In this earlier version he gives a fine performance, but it is quite clearly gauged for the stage. He twitches, he shakes himself out of camera range and he is the angriest Scrooge I have ever seen: not in the sense of ready to lose his temper, but angry all the time. It's an interesting interpretation and must have been a corker on stage. But on the theater screen it is, alas, just too big.

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