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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1989)

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Actor Patrick Macnee presents and comments a TV screening of the colorized version of the movie A Christmas Carol (1951)


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Credited cast:
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mrs. Cratchit (archive footage)
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Dilber (archive footage)
Mervyn Johns ...
Bob Cratchit (archive footage)
Ebenezer Scrooge (archive footage)
Jack Warner ...
Mr. Jorkin (archive footage)


A special, syndicated presentation of the colorized version of "Scrooge", the 1951 classic film starring Alastair Sim. Macnee appears as host to the film, in the same manner as Danny Kaye, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Boone and Red Skelton appeared as hosts for the first few telecasts of "The Wizard of Oz". Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <>

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Anyone surprised that Patrick Macnee likes the 1951 Scrooge movie?
12 March 2002 | by (Pofessional Ville) – See all my reviews

After all, he was in it! (he played young Marley). So it's pretty obvious that it's his favorite version. Anyway, this seems to be a celebration of colorization, and, if this is not enough, the movie is frequently inter-cut with scenes of Macnee commenting it. I suppose this was made to introduce kids to classic film, which is OK, but if the movie is able to keep them interested, the inserts just will annoy them as they annoyed me. A movie must talk by itself. If Macnee just introduced the movie, let it roll, and commented it after its end, I would have liked it. But this way, it was pointless. And forget about editing Macnee out with two VCRs to get the real thing: you won't get rid of the fade-ins and outs, and the final "The End" card is missing!

And I'm not too angry because the 1951 film is my least favorite version of A Christmas Carol (I know I'm almost alone in this). If they had made this experiment with other version of Scrooge, or with, say, It's a Wonderful Life, then I'd be upset for life.

Anyway, one to skip.

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