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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:

Cuento de Navidad 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

The only film version of "A Christmas Carol" to win an Oscar. 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

Spoofed in The Jetsons: A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Overlooked gem
24 November 2001 | by dogponySee all my reviews

This is by far the best animated version of the Dickens classic. The renderings and animation are dark and mysteriously sketch-like, with none of the shiny flatness that mars most commercial animation. And the script is amazingly faithful in tone to the original.

It's sometimes difficult to find on videotape, but it is well worth the effort.


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