If I could take only ten movies to a desert island, this would be one of them. This movie captures all the things that "A Christmas Carol" is supposed to be. Watching Alastair Sim interpret the role of Scrooge and then looking at other actors, I see his incredible facial expressions, the loss of soul that haunts him, the vulnerability (yes, I mean it; he is actually pitiable at times), the loss of love from his once betrothed, and the terrible loneliness suffered at the hands of a vengeful father and the loss of his kind and loving sister, Fan. Then there are the wonderful images and the haunting music. The excellent supporting cast. Mervyn Johns is an excellent Cratchett, multi-dimensional and fun loving. Michael Horden as Jacob Marley (definitely the best performance as the ghost). Scrooge is shown to be calculating at every juncture, but seems to know that in many ways he is wrong. His avarice becomes his mistress and he can't forsake her. There are wonderful little scenes that I remember. When he stops to have dinner at the restaurant and is told more bread will cost extra, he decides to deny himself a little bit of warmth. There is the scene where Fezziwig loses his business to Scrooge (not a part of the original book but it works fine in the film). Scrooge hesitates for a moment and then barges on, and shows his insensitivity by retaining a worker at a reduction in salary. The scene where Marley is dying and Scrooge waits till the end of business. He then comes to the house and asks "Is he dead yet?" We all know the ending, but there is a joy, a blissful excitement not found in any of the other films. This is all attributable to Alastair Sim. He carries every moment. He shows us what real acting is all about. I treat myself to this movie a couple times a year and it never tires me. See it if you never have.
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Scrooge is a movie starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, and Kathleen Harrison. An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve...
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Stingy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is known as the meanest miser in Victorian London. He overworks and underpays his humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, whose little son, Tiny Tim, is crippled and may soon die. He also has nothing to do with his nephew, Fred, because his birth cost the life of his beloved sister. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge has a haunting nightmare from being visited by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. He is visited by three ghosts and is given one last chance to change his ways and save himself from the grim fate that befell Marley.
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A Christmas GiftReviewed byHitchcocVote: 7/10
I have been in love with this movie ever since I first saw it when I was about 5 or 6. Ever since then, every Christmas I have sat down to watch this amazing classic film about a wicked man who is visited by three spirits who hope to make him change his ways.
It's obvious that this is the best film adaptation of Dickens' novel in existence, and it's probably the most well known. The movie is made so well, it was really a milestone for films back then. The special effects in this movie are really good for their time, and they still hold up today. This movie just has a Christmassy feel to it. You get that Christmas feeling when you're watching it, just like you might get the Halloween feeling when watching Halloween. The performances in this movie are something else. Alastair Sim gave the best performance of his career in this film.
I truly believe that A Christmas Carol set the tone for Christmas movies of that era and of today. It really is the best Christmas movie ever made, and not only that, but it is an amazing movie outside of the Christmas season as well. This is a classic that will still be going strong in another 55 years.
Unpopular opinion I know. Sorry. The greatest version ever? Not really. Don't get me wrong I do love this adaptation but don't feel it lives up to the original Dickens tale. A lot of the acting felt-to me-either too rushed or dull and monotone. And if it wasn't either of those then it was too over the top. Now I also know many basically worship Alastair Sim but I feel Seymour Hicks portrayed Scrooge in the 1935 movie better. Again I know my opinion is the unpopular one here but that's my feelings on it.