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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 »

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Belle
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Belle's husband
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Spirit of Christmas Future
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Scrooge's charwoman
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Poor man
Mary Lawson ...
Poor man's wife
Barbara Everest ...
Eve Gray ...
Fred's wife
Morris Harvey ...
Poulterer with Prize Turkey
Philip Frost ...
D.J. Williams ...
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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

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 »

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Spirit of Christmas Past: [speaking in the male voice heard on the soundtrack] I am the Spirit of Christmas Past. I am here to show you the shadows of things that have happened. Look back beyond the gulf of vanished years...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits at the commencement of the story in the book: "I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, and each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it."

Their faithful Friend and Servant, CHARLES DICKENS December, 1843 See more »

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The most enjoyable version of the Dickens classic!
20 January 2005 | by See 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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