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A Christmas Carol (1971)

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Richard Williams

Writer:

Charles Dickens (short story)
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alastair Sim ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Michael Redgrave ... Narrator (voice)
Michael Hordern ... Marley's Ghost (voice)
Diana Quick ... Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
Joan Sims ... Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Ragpicker / Fezziwig (voice)
David Tate David Tate ... Scrooge's Nephew / Charity Man (voice)
Felix Felton Felix Felton ... Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Annie West Annie West ... Belle (voice)
Melvyn Hayes ... Bob Cratchit (voice)
Mary Ellen Ray Mary Ellen Ray ... Mrs. Dilber (voice)
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Storyline

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Trivia

After this television short won the Oscar, the Academy changed its rules so that a made-for-television cartoon could never again win this honor, even if it was shown theatrically. See more »

Goofs

Marley's Ghost says the third spirit will come "when the last stroke of twelve has ceased to vibrate." However, he actually appears on the FIRST stroke of twelve. See more »

Quotes

Ghost of Christmas Present: Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust.
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Connections

Version of Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Traditional
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An excellent adaptation of the Dickens classic
30 December 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short, which won an Academy Award, is the best animated adaptation that I've yet seen and is better than a couple of the live-action versions. Everything is top-notch-animation, voice-casting (particularly Sim reprising his performance as Scrooge), production values. The adaptation is quite true to the tone and spirit of the original work, even with the necessary truncation imposed by the brief length. Good to have it in print. Most recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Carol See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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