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Scrooge (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 30 November 1935 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Edwards

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), H. Fowler Mear (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seymour Hicks ... Ebenezer Scrooge
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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Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мистер Скрудж See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Julius Hagen Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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

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 »

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Version of A Christmas Carol (1947) See more »

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The most enjoyable version of the Dickens classic!
20 January 2005 | by mark byrneSee all my reviews

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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