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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

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

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:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Maude Marley: [Appearing in a flash of Light] Ta Da! I always did like a big entrance, didn't I?
[light fades]
Maude Marley: How's tricks, Ebenita?
Ms. Ebenita Scrooge: Maude?
Maude Marley: You haven't said a word about my outfit.
Ms. Ebenita Scrooge: [laughing to herself] Oh, it can't be Maude. She's dead. I buried her.
Maude Marley: And rather hastily, I might add. Afraid I might come back to life? Reclaim my possessions?
[Ebenita slowly reaches for the phone]
Maude Marley: Now I can't.
[as Ebenita's hand gets to the phone]
[...]
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Connections

Version of Carol for Another Christmas (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Tell It on the Mountain
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Michael Beach and the Church of God Choir
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sorry to be an old humbug...
27 December 2007 | by mathornSee all my reviews

...but this has to be the worst A Christmas Carol adaptation of all time. And that takes some doing, what with the likes of various Lifetime efforts. Don't get me wrong--I have nothing against Cicely Tyson. I've enjoyed her tremendously in other roles (look at Sipsey in Fried Green Tomatoes, for example). But the script gives her no option but to chew the scenery. And chew it she does, with all the enthusiasm of Tiny Tim tying into a Christmas goose.

Give me the classics anytime: Alastair Sim, 1951. With the exception maybe of Scrooged, all the others are just over-the-top efforts to grasp the past, present, or future Spirit of Christmas.


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