Brian Desmond Hurst, producer and director of Scrooge A Christmas Caol , in 1976 portrait by The film also features as Mrs. Intent on spending the holy night alone, instead, the sceptical curmudgeon is visited by an unexpected and sympathetic friend, who will pave the way for the inevitable visitation of the otherworldly spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. June 2015 wrote several pieces for the film's underscore, ranging from dark and moody to light and joyous. The film also contains excerpts from some traditional Christmas carols and other tunes. Cast: , , , , Clifford Mollison, , , Director: Genres: Production Co: George Minter Productions Keywords: , ,. Happy Holidays from everyone here at Movie Poster Shop! This spirit wordlessly shows Scrooge what lies in store in the future if he does not change.
He asks whether the youngest child, Tiny Tim , will survive his presumed , but the Spirit hints that he may not and mockingly repeats Scrooge's callous statement about the poor being better off dead. The film was originally slated to be shown at New York City's as part of their Christmas attraction, but the theatre management decided that the film was too grim and did not possess enough family entertainment value to warrant an engagement at the Music Hall. Scrooge then witnesses his proposal to his girlfriend, Alice. This is one of Dickens' most powerful depictions of the plight of the poor and unfortunate in Victorian London set against the backdrop of Christmas. On Christmas Eve, 1836, Marley lay dying, but Scrooge refused to visit his only friend during business hours. Between him being that child, a rich ebeneezer Scrooge, and the enlightened Scrooge the next day, it hit Home the most out of all versions of the story. Dilber, and again just before the end of the film.
All of a sudden, Scrooge awakens in his bed in the present and is ecstatic to discover it is still Christmas Day, and he still has an opportunity to do good. The charwoman's role is greatly expanded in the film, to the point that she receives second billing in the list of characters. One of the more notable tunes is a polka, used in the two different versions of Fred's dinner party: the one Scrooge observes while with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the other with Scrooge attending the party after atoning for his past coldness to Fred and his wife. At one in the morning, the Spirit of Christmas Past Michael Dolan arrives to show Scrooge scenes from his past. There are so many different takes on it, and as much as I love the traditional, I really enjoy the others that have a different spin.
Scrooge is then shown his lost love Alice working in a poorhouse, ministering to the sick on Christmas Eve. He refuses leniency to a debtor who owes Scrooge money. Fezziwig and also introduced him to Jacob Marley. Jorkin played by , a popular British actor in his time who lured him away from the benevolent Mr. The film also posits that Ebenezer's sister died while giving birth to his nephew, Fred, thus engendering Scrooge's estrangement from him. Slowly, Scrooge realises it is he who has died; his two colleagues from the beginning discuss his funeral and wonder if anyone will go, one of them resolving only to go if a lunch is provided. The older Scrooge is overcome, and begs for her forgiveness.
That night, Scrooge delights Fred by attending his dinner party and dancing with the other guests. In the estimation of critic , Scrooge is the best film adaptation of A Christmas Carol ever made. When Jorkin, who does not appear at all in Dickens's original story, is discovered to be an , the opportunistic Scrooge and Marley offer to compensate the company's losses on the condition that they receive control of the company for which they work — and so, Scrooge and Marley is born. Tightfisted Ebeneezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of the three spirits and, just in time for the holidays, manages to make everyone's lives a little brighter, his included! Things like Scrooge being launched into the sky on a rocket, or the lengthy scene where he shrinks and runs around London while being pursued by a giant ghostly horse and cart, all seem very out of place. Hurst's production, not to its disfavour, let it be said that it does not conceal Dickens' intimations of human meanness with artificial gloss. Scrooge's nephew, Fred , invites Scrooge to dinner the next day, but Scrooge refuses, disparaging Fred for having married. Taking a clerk job with Jorkin, young Scrooge befriends a young Jacob Marley.
He warns Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits; the first will arrive when the bell tolls one. Stubbornly refusing to believe in Christmas and to be separated from his inexhaustible wealth, the Victorian money lender and parsimonious recluse, Ebenezer Scrooge, can't be bothered with the poor and destitute at the most festive time of the year. Alice breaks off her engagement to Scrooge, feeling that love of money has replaced his love for her. Frightened by the sight of the damned, Scrooge takes refuge in his bed. Using events from Scrooge's idealistic past, dreary present and dismal future, the apparitions try their best to melt his steely soul. The ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley Michael Hordern , appears, warning that Ebenezer will be visited by three more spirits who will show the coldhearted man the error of his parsimonious behavior.
This version will always have a special place in my affections, and I am glad to see I'm not alone in holding this opinion. He shows him poor miners joyfully singing Christmas carols around a small fire. In the book, Fan is much younger than Ebenezer, and the cause of her death is not mentioned. The spirits show him how his behavior over the years has made him a lonely, bitter old man, and how his heart has grown colder. Scrooge tells two other men of business that he has no intention of celebrating Christmas, which he considers to be a.
Scrooge sees the door-knocker turn into the face of his seven-years-dead partner, Jacob Marley. Ebeneezer Scrooge Alastair Sim contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. Scrooge believes he is hallucinating until Marley howls in anguish and frustration. Jacob Marley in any iteration creeps me the fuck out. The movie starts off great with its opening scene and stumbles haphazardly from there to the end.