On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife. Scrooge dismisses the apparition but the first of the three ghosts, the Ghost of Christmas Past, visits as promised. Scrooge sees those events in his past life, both happy and sad, that forged his character. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, shows him how many currently celebrate Christmas. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows him how he will be remembered once he is gone. To his delight, the spirits complete their visits in one night giving him the opportunity to mend his ways.
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This silent file was originally released in Great Britain in 1922. The original length of the film was 1,280 feet and would have lasted approximately 15-20 long depending upon the speed of the projector. The movie was later released in the United States in 1929 after is was edited into the then standard one reel format which was only about 10 minutes long. See more
Version of A Christmas Carol