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Scrooge (1935)

Scrooge is mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of Christmas itself.

Director:

Henry Edwards

Writers:

Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol by), H. Fowler Mear (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Seymour Hicks ... Ebenezer Scrooge (as Sir Seymour Hicks)
Donald Calthrop ... Bob Cratchit
Robert Cochran Robert Cochran ... Fred
Mary Glynne ... Belle
Garry Marsh ... Belle's Husband
Oscar Asche Oscar Asche ... Spirit of Christmas Present
C.V. France ... Spirit of Christmas Future
Athene Seyler ... Scrooge's Charwoman
Maurice Evans ... Poor Man
Mary Lawson Mary Lawson ... Poor Man's Wife
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Cratchit
Eve Gray Eve Gray ... Fred's Wife
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Poulterer with Prize Turkey
Philip Frost Philip Frost ... Tiny Tim
D.J. Williams D.J. Williams ... Undertaker
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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 Dickens. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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What happened when Scrooge saw Marley's face on the door knocker...and the clock struck twelve!

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Trivia

Scrooge can see Jacob Marley's Ghost, but Marley is invisible to the film's audience in this production. See more »

Goofs

The item that drops from above when Scrooge returns from the eating house is not a plastic bucket (did they exist in 1935?) but a hat box. See more »

Quotes

Spirit of Christmas Present: [Scrooge laughs while watching the Cratchits] You laugh?
Ebenezer Scrooge: Laugh? I envy them.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: December, 1843. See more »

Alternate Versions

A colorized version was produced and released in 2007. See more »

Connections

Version of Scrooge and Marley (2001) See more »

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A fine early British Ebenezer
21 December 2002 | by cwgallagherSee all my reviews

This is a very nicley done filming of A Christmas Carol. Seymour Hicks gives a marvelous performance as Scrooge,complimented very well by the rest of the cast. Unlike the MGM version of a 1938,the Cratchits in this film are in very reduced circumstances! Not a chair at the table matches,the curtains are ragged,and thier home is tiny and run down.In the Hollywood version,Bob Cratchit and his family don't seem to be in a very bad way.The sets(if they are indeed sets,and not real locations) add to the authentic feel of the picture.The only Scrooge to surpass this one is Allistair Sim's 1951 portrayal,which is probably the Ebenezer Scrooge for the ages.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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