Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is ...
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »
Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of another color. Straightforward adaptation of DickensWritten by
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred on Monday 24 December 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); it was initially broadcast in St. Louis. Detroit and Chicago, on KSD (Channel 5), WWJ (Channel 4), and WGN (Channel 9) on Friday 24 December 1948, and also, the same day, in both Syracuse and San Francisco, the first feature film to be aired by both freshly launched WHEN (Channel 8) and KPIX (Channel 5), which had only just begun commercial operation earlier that same month. In Los Angeles it first aired on Saturday and Sunday 24 and 25 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »
When Scrooge is getting home from the pub on Christmas Eve, a white bucket drops at his feet, missing his head by inches. Unfazed by the goof, Scrooge kicks it out of the shot making it seem like it was intentional, but it is clearly a post-Victorian era plastic bucket. See more »
This is the only major film version of the story in which Marley's Ghost is not listed at all in the credits, even though his voice is heard in the picture. (He is never actually seen in this version, except on the door knocker). See more »
The most enjoyable version of the Dickens classic!
Keeping very well within the Narrative of 'A Christmas Carol', and indeed portraying the characters of Scrooge(Seymour Hicks) and Bob Cratchit(Donald Calthrop), this is, in my opinion, the closest, truest and most enjoyable version of the Dickens classic! An excellent example of 'sticking to the story'. Far too often have script writers and directors alike 'adapted' the classics and forgot or indeed neglected the fundamentals. Henry Edwards and H. Fowler Mear most certainly payed attention to Dickens' guidelines (the book itself!), and portrayed nothing other than the book itself. I've read 'A Christmas Carol' numerous times with great enjoyment, and this movie version is a visual equivalent.
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