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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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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 ... Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (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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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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Trivia

This version of the story was actually a made-for-television film, and premiered as a TV special, but was thought to be so excellent that it was released theatrically and pronounced eligible for Oscar consideration. 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 »

Connections

Version of Christmas Carol (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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This movie IS Christmas!
18 September 2004 | by orrmarieSee all my reviews

This "movie" WAS Christmas at our house when I was a child! I would love to see it again. My children have never seen this version which is the greatest ever! I have watched every version of A Christmas Carol I have ever come across and have always been disappointed. We even went to see it performed live in the theater and, although it was good, it lacked the emotional qualities of this version. I realize that by it being animated, the producers were able to add special effects and stick closer to the dreamlike quality of the original Dickens tale. This movie has been one of my favorites all my life and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Dickens or just a lover of Christmas.


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