Scrooge (1970)

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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

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28 September 2017 | Christmas-Reviewer
8
| Worth Seeing
BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS & SPECIALS. I HAVE NO AGENDA

In this Charles Dickens classic filled with pathos, hope and redemption, a cold old miser named Scrooge (Albert Finney) is forced by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future to take a good, long look at his life. What will he become after he faces what hurts most and why does he despise everything that makes people happy? Sir Alec Guinness plays Marley; Robert Neame directs this acclaimed 1972 musical.

This film however seems to run at a brisk pace. The short coming in the film (Too many songs) are made up for by the cast. Albert Finney is always enjoyable.

The 1st Class Production also co-stars Alec Guinness. Directed by Ronald Neame who would later direct "The Poseidon Adventure".

This film is one versions of "A Christmas Carol".

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Trivia

The only movie adaption where Marley's ghost is given extra screentime. In the book, and other movie versions, Marley's ghost haunts Scrooge to warn him he will be haunted by three spirits before vanishing in the night sky, never to be seen again. Marley can be considered to be a anti-villain in this movie, as it is implied he shows little mercy to Scrooge when he is "chained" by several demons in Hell. But it could be argued Marley is scaring Scrooge into repenting, to save him from the same fate.


Quotes

Bob Cratchit: Well, my loves, which one do you like best, eh?
Kathy Cratchit: I like that dolly in the corner.
Tiny Tim: I like all of them.
Bob Cratchit: Good boy. And why not one in particular?
Tiny Tim: Well... you said I can't have none of them, so I might as well like them all.


Goofs

After Scrooge wakes up to discover it is Christmas day, he slides down the banister in his home. The banister is very dusty and when he first jumps off, one can see a glimpse of the four inch wide line of dust/dirt down his night shirt. But the very next scene, he walks into the street in his nightshirt, and there is no line of dust/dirt down his front.


Crazy Credits

The phrase "Merry Christmas" appears at the end of the movie.


Alternate Versions

The version shown on network television deletes all of the scarier scenes in the film, including the ghosts Scrooge and Marley are passing during his first visit from Marley, the revelation of the Spirit of the future's face, and the entire hell segment. All of these scenes are restored in the version shown on Turner Classic Movies.


Soundtracks

A Christmas Carol (reprise)
(uncredited)
Music by
Leslie Bricusse
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Albert Finney and Choir

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Drama | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance | Thriller

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