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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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Storyline

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

This production has the first depiction of the tormented spirits who are shown to Scrooge by Marley. They are visible to Scrooge, but not the film's audience. See more »

Goofs

As Cratchit enters a room to see his dead son Tiny Tim, a crew's middle finger can be seen slowly closing the door behind him. See more »

Quotes

Fred: I believe it has done me good and will do me good, and I say God bless it!
Bob Cratchit: Hear hear! Hear hear!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) See more »

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20 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Not bad but not great version of the classic Dickens tale. Seymour Hicks makes for a very different Scrooge than most of us are used to seeing. Big bushy eyebrows, wild hair, and a permanent caveman expression on his face. He makes Scrooge appear more brutish than other versions. His Scrooge looks like the kind of guy you would see in films of the period that hung around the docks waiting to rob people. This is a darker Carol than most. A lot of stuff is either left out or is only alluded to rather than shown. I don't know...it's not one of my favorite versions, to be sure, but it is interesting and enjoyable enough. Give it a shot if you have seen other versions and like to compare. Otherwise, if this is your first stop for A Christmas Carol film, you'd be better off with the 1951 Alastair Sim version.


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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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