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The Right to Be Happy (1916)

Scrooge was a "grouch," the greatest the world of literature has ever known. His former partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead more than seven years when the eventful Christmas Eve closed in ... See full summary »

Director:

Rupert Julian

Writers:

Charles Dickens (story "A Christmas Carol"), Elliott J. Clawson (as E.J. Clawson)

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Cast overview:
Rupert Julian ... Ebenezer Scrooge
John Cook John Cook ... Bob Cratchit
Claire McDowell ... Mrs. Cratchit
Frankie Lee Frankie Lee ... Tiny Tim (as Francis Lee)
Harry Carter ... Jacob Marley
Emory Johnson ... Fred, Scrooge's Nephew
Roberta Wilson Roberta Wilson ... Caroline
Francelia Billington ... Scrooge's Sweetheart
Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Mrs. Fezziwig (as Mrs. Titus)
Wadsworth Harris ... The Ghost of the Past
Richard L'Estrange ... The Ghost of the Present (as Dick Le Strange)
Tom Figee Tom Figee ... The Ghost of the Future
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Scrooge was a "grouch," the greatest the world of literature has ever known. His former partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead more than seven years when the eventful Christmas Eve closed in on London. So imbued had Scrooge become with greed for money that his world, his sun, moon and stars were represented in bank notes and the securities he dealt in. He had not given Marley a thought since the day he buried him, and Scrooge celebrated that day by driving the best of business bargains. On this Christmas Eve Bob Cratchit, his faithful clerk, had been sent home with a gruff word instead of a "Merry Christmas" and had been told because he was to have the day off he must come to work extra early on the following morning. Scrooge's nephew had made his accustomed call to ask the old "grouch" to dine with him; and Scrooge had been his usual surly self in refusing. Kind-hearted collectors for charity had called, and Scrooge had turned them away with a snarl. There was no Christmas spirit, so ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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A Screen Version of Charles Dickens' Immortal Classic "A Christmas Carol"

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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