Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.
The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.
Stingy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is known as the meanest miser in Victorian London. He overworks and underpays his humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, whose little son, Tiny Tim, is crippled and may soon die. He also has nothing to do with his nephew, Fred, because his birth cost the life of his beloved sister. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge has a haunting nightmare from being visited by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. He is visited by three ghosts and is given one last chance to change his ways and save himself from the grim fate that befell Marley.Written by
The role of Fezziwig's lad (who appears twice in the movie with a short line each time) is played by Tony Wager, the child actor who played young Pip in another Dickens classic, Great Expectations (1946). Wager could thus legitimately claim to have appeared in two of the best adaptations of Dickens' work ever filmed. See more »
In the "Ghost Of Christmas Past" sequence, Scrooge revisits the night Marley passes away. Scrooge says to Cratchit that he probably wants the entire day off, which is Christmas Day, and Cratchit replies with "If it's quite convenient". Scrooge gives Cratchit a smug smile and tells him that he says that every year. But, in the present on Christmas Eve, Scrooge replies with "It's not convenient, and it's not fair" without the smile or extra comment. It seems like it would have been a new thing in the past, and then Scrooge talking about it with recognition in the present. See more »
I have not seen Albert Finney's nor George C. Scott's portrayal of Scrooge, so I cannot say definitively that Alastair Sim 'owns' this role, but I sure have trouble imagining anyone topping him; he is superb, the nitpicking comments of TinMan-5 notwithstanding. This version will always have a special place in my affections, and I am glad to see I'm not alone in holding this opinion.
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