DVD - 2003 | Widescreen ed.
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The classic Charles Dickens tale of the cold hearted miser who is reformed by the Ghosts of Christmas.


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Dec 27, 2017

Great musical with Albert Finney as Scrooge from 1970. I recommend it.

Dec 26, 2017

Sort of like going to Stratford or Toronto for a musical play, but with a cast of hundreds; the accents are pretty bad, but Albert Finney is a great actor; the script is not as Dickens wrote it, and it is duded up with special effects, but Alec Guinness does a great job as the dead Marley, just as the Victorians would have imagined it....just check out the old 19th century graveyards, they present a cultural version of death that is so Gothic you just don't want to go there, sort of like life itself in those days, as Thomas Hobbes described it, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short"....but Tiny Tim does okay and Bob Cratchit gets his salary doubled after a lot of years without a raise, so it ends up okay, and everybody parades through town jumping and singing about how great Christmas is....

Oct 31, 2017

In my opinion, this is the best "Christmas Carol" ever made and I love the music in it. It is a musical. This movie spoiled me for any other version!

Dec 19, 2016

Great Christmas movie, that really shines Charles Dickinson's tale. A must see for the entire family!

Apr 02, 2016

The best Christmas movie ever made.

Dec 18, 2015

This is the best adaption of "A Christmas Carol" I have ever seen! (It is better than the George C. Scott version-- in my opinion.) The music adds to the story, and the actors did a marvelous job! The sets are wonderfully designed, and the story follows the actual book very closely. Great songs such as, "I Like Life", "Thank You Very Much", and "December the 25th" will be sure to delight the audience. This is a must see!

Nov 18, 2014

Albert Finney as Scrooge is a winner!! You will be surprised that this version is a musical, which since the music is not memorable, does get in the way. I recommend this Scrooge because at Christmas their is such a demand for holiday films for the family. There are many holiday films, but this is one of the few good ones that I can recommend.

Joe_Brusky Apr 19, 2013

The "show tunes" may not be memorable, but the rest of this film is. This was broadcast a few time during the 70's on TV and since that was the only time I saw this, I never realized how heavily editted it was for TV. Even after Alec Guiness won new recognition after Star Wars, an entire scene with him was never shown on TV, and we didn't have VCRs then. That scene blows my mind because it has nothing to do with the Dicken's story, but is Scrooge and Marley in Hell! and Marley is kind of ticked Scrooge Bah Humbugged him earlier. I still love that this is the only Christmas Carol to feature the hearse, which is just an amazing addition to this film.

Nov 17, 2011

one of the best renditions of a holiday classic. oscar-nominated performance by albert finney as ebenezer scrooge and a strong supporting cast with wonderful sets. the film is, however, a musical and should be bypassed for those who do not like musicals at all costs! similar to charles dickens' Oliver in look and feel, so if you loved Oliver, you will love Scrooge.

Dec 28, 2009

Fair - Scrooge (1970) 113 min. Albert Finney plays Ebenezer Scrooge in this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Beautiful set designs and good story elevate this film despite poor musical numbers that are forgettable as grandma’s fruit cake. Without the songs, the film would’ve been recommended.

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