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Plot: Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of three spirits in this faithful adaptation of the Dickens classic. Runtime: 86 mins Release Date: 01 Dec 1951
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 <more>
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.
If you don't know the story, shame, shame...... (by Mike-764)
On Christmas Eve in 1840's England, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him to change his ways or be doomed to eternal damnation. The ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future to show him the error of Scrooge's ways and show the people who are able to keep Christmas in their hearts 365 days a year. Easily the best adaptation of the Dickens classic which can be attributed to several reasons. Sim's performance transcends all description of greatness. Hurst's direction evokes the ideal emotions at all the <more>
right moments. The rest of the cast remain faithful to the Dickens' characterizations. A perfect film to watch during the holiday season. Rating, 10.
Some of the "Cockney" phrases and snippets of dialog were a wee bit hard to keep up with like a foreign language , and some of the actual Dickens' novel is not in this version but is in the 1938 movie , but all in all this is the best version. Alastair Sim should have won an Oscar for best actor.
Not a perfect film but still the most enduring version. (by alecwest)
This film is one I will watch year after year and surpasses the other versions I've seen in so many ways ... even if Noel Langley's screenplay liberties with Dickens' novel led to an inescapable character error.In Langley's screenplay, we're led to believe that Scrooge's father blames him for his wife's death during childbirth ... which later leads Scrooge to blame his nephew for the death of his younger sister Fan under the same circumstances. The flaw? The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to his boarding school. Fan comes to take Scrooge home, saying <more>
that their father has repented and become kinder. Scrooge remarks how much Fan looks like their mother ... and Fan replies, saying it might be the reason why he's become kinder. But, if Fan was Scrooge's younger sister and if their mother died during Scrooge's childbirth, Fan couldn't exist ... because their mother was already dead and buried by the time she would have been born.In Dickens' novel, the death of Scrooge's mother is only implied. And Fan's death is only mentioned as happening when she was an adult. Death during childbirth was not associated with either the mother or Fan ... implying that the "distancing" between Scrooge's father and Scrooge, as well as between Scrooge and Fred, was merely because both had become miserly and unfeeling men of business. And in the novel, Dickens referred to Fan as being, quote, "much younger than the boy" referring to Ebenezer . If Langley referred to Fan as being "older" than Ebenezer, it could have been seen as merely a screenplay writer taking "license" to revise the novel. But Langley didn't make such a reference ... which probably left Dickens readers scratching their heads.That error aside, the film was completely enjoyable and will certainly be enjoyed by future generations as much as my generation has enjoyed it.P.S. Trivial tidbit. While death during childbirth was common in Dickens time, it wasn't as common as death by consumption today called tuberculosis . Dickens own younger sister died from the disease ... and her name was Fan.
Easily the best adaptation of all the ones available. (by Spikeopath)
There isn't much to say that isn't written already here, or what is known as regards the story. Charles Dickens smashing fantasy A Christmas Carol is a story that stands the test of time for generations past and will do so for many generations to come. This version stands out chiefly because of it's incredible central performance by Alastair Sim as the miserly old misery guts Ebenezer Scrooge. He perfectly layers the transformation as the tale progresses, from the horrid bitter man at the film's beginning to the joyous man of heart come the finale, Sim convinces in each phase <more>
of his stripped bare journey that the ghosts take him on. The story is full of family values and messages of hope, it makes you sad and then lifts you to a very high place, it is in short, essential viewing at the holiday season, because ultimately it is the season to be jolly.Definitive version from source, and not forgetting to be a ghost story either, Scrooge is Christmas season gold, so thank you Charles Dickens, and thank you Alastair Sim. 9/10
But now I KNOW that I don't know anything! (by lastliberal-853-253708)
I have no doubt that Charles Dickens was trying to send a message to society in England. That message is just as valid today. It can be directed at those who do not accept or understand that we are all our brother's keeper. That we have an obligation to help those less fortunate.It is why I so love this story, and have watched it many times with different actors and settings. The message is always the same. It is the message of Christmas.This version stars Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Many consider his performance to be the best Scrooge filmed. I agree that he really nails the character.This <more>
is the best scripted version of the story I have seen.
Many adaptations of Dickens' Christmas book have been and gone, but this is generally thought to be one of the definitive films of the story.Brian Desmond Hurst directs a fine cast, headed by the incomparable Alastair Sim a man who can play both malevolent and humorous as the about-to-be-redeemed Ebenezer Scrooge. Sim's reactions are priceless and he settles down well in the role. Michael Hordern is a less successful Marley, certainly when he visits as a ghost, but the three Ghosts of Christmas are just as you imagine - Christmas Past is a wise old sage, Christmas Present is a <more>
jovial party-giver ...Strengths of this production include the opening out of events of the past into a linear narrative George Cole plays young Scrooge for the early segments , and the playing of Mervyn Johns and Hermoine Baddeley as the Cratchits. It is a film which has holly, plum pudding, and carol singers written all over it, from the use of Christmas tunes in the music track, to the roaring fires and snow-strewn streets in which everyone makes merry for the festive day.
I have not seen Albert Finney's nor George C. Scott's portrayal of Scrooge, so I cannot say definitively that Alastair Sim 'owns' this role, but I sure have trouble imagining anyone topping him; he is superb, the nitpicking comments of TinMan-5 notwithstanding. 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.
A Christmas Carol 1951 ***1/2 (by JoeKarlosi)
***1/2 out of ****This is the one out of many, many various versions of Charles Dickens' holiday classic that most film fans consider #1. I think a lot of those opinions may come from seeing this Alastair Sim movie at an early age. For while it's quite a strong take on the story, and with a very touching performance by Mr. Sim, it's not necessarily my personal favorite. The Dickens story is well known, so there is no need to go over it. I think that the portrayal of the embittered Ebinezer Scrooge by Sim is the main draw here, as Sim is terrific, if a bit too overdone at times <more>
he's overly delirious at the end for instance but there is also a warm old- style feeling to these surroundings to savor. I think perhaps a tad too much time is spent in Christmas Past in this take of the classic, even though we get to learn more of what makes Scrooge tick.When you have watched so many various versions of the same literary classic you're bound to miss certain things from some adaptations, and some things may be stronger in others. In this case I didn't think the crucial character of Tiny Tim was very lovable, and I missed one classic line that was inexplicably not included: "If I had my way, every fool who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips..." etc. . I might prefer the 1984 George C. Scott TV movie by a slight margin, though both of these versions get viewed by me every Christmas season. ***1/2 out of ****