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Ms. Scrooge (1997)

A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), John McGreevey (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cicely Tyson ... Ms. Ebenita Scrooge
Katherine Helmond ... Maude Marley
Michael Beach ... Reverend Luke
John Bourgeois ... Cratchit
RaéVen Kelly ... Young Ebenita (as Rae'ven Kelly)
Karen Glave ... Teenage Ebenita
Ken James Ken James ... Sam Catherwood
Arsinée Khanjian ... Cratchit
William Greenblatt William Greenblatt ... Tiny Tim
Michael J. Reynolds ... Ghost of Christmas Past
Shaun Austin-Olsen Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Spirit Present
Julian Richings ... Christmas Yet to Come
Ashley Brown Ashley Brown ... Chris
Natasha Greenblatt Natasha Greenblatt ... Sis Cratchit
Allegra Fulton ... Marie
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Storyline

A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

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Let's just say she didn't make Santa's 'nice' list. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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Quotes

Reverend Luke: [Luke's sermon, while Christmas Present and Ebenita look on invisibly] ... Thank you very much. You know, when we sing together, we ARE together. Right? Singing is the secret language of the soul, and I just want to say "Thank You, Lord, for the gift of song - and for all the many other gifts that we give each other!" Christmas is all about giving, and sharing, and helping each other... isn't it? I know we've already heard lots of stories about that, but I've got one more for you this morning, ...
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Connections

Version of Novela: Leyenda de Navidad (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Performed by the Salvation Army Band
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User Reviews

 
Heart-Warming
21 June 1999 | by Ainsley_Jo_PhillipsSee all my reviews

Too many tragedies and disappointments made Ms. Scrooge start to build walls. She wasn't born that way. In fact, at the start of the show, she was very open and giving. As the spirits review her life, you share both the joys and sadness that have come her way--and feel sad at the way things will turn out if she doesn't change. The final scene will be sure to get to you even if nothing else gets to you first--and I can assure you that you'll, more likely than not, be "gotten to" and will be reaching for the tissues long before then!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espíritos de Natal See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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