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      Scrooge

      G Released Nov 5, 1970 1 hr. 58 min. Holiday Musical List
      75% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his employee Bob Cratchit (David Collings). On Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is in store for a rude awakening when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley (Alec Guinness), who informs him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts, including the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Edith Evans) and Present (Kenneth More). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      Butter L Too few people have seen this absolute gem. The acting, songs, choreography and costumes are fantastic - - unforgettable! Perfect for family viewing and I'll wager that you'll be humming some of these songs long after seeing this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Barry P Hands down the best movie adaptation of the book. Not necessarily because it's the most faithful, but it truly captures the spirit of what Dickens wanted to convey. Scrooges transformation from miserable, loveless skinflint, to a man reborn, realizing he's wasted his life and still has much to give, always get me in the spirit for the New Year. Albert Finney's performance is powerful and underrated. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Elizabeth R This is my favorite version of A Christmas Carol. Albert Finney plays the most convincing Ebenezer Scrooge. The scene at the end with Alec Guinness is a bit out of character vs. the book; but otherwise, a great effort. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Alec B If the overall thrust of the original novel gets a bit lost, the spirit of Dickens' story is captured in the movie's odd digressions and Finney's weird but undeniably brilliant performance. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review Joel H There is a lot to like about Scrooge. It's difficult to believe that Albert Finney was only 33 years old when he played the eponymous Ebenezer, because he's such an old, grimy curmudgeon. I was also completely mesmerized by the character of Jacob Marley, even before I realized that it was Alec Guinness in that role. Unfortunately, the weakest part of this musical is the music. With the exception of "Thank You Very Much," most of the songs are completely forgettable. They're like holiday leftovers from some other musical. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this 1970 adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Caleb M This is one of the best live action films of Scrooge! It's very well done and if you love Christmas, you'll definitely love this! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/30/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Variety Staff Variety Finney's performance as cold-hearted Scrooge is a professional high-water mark. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Tom Milne Time Out A misbegotten musical adaptation of Dickens' much too perennial tale. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times Even Scrooge's fingernails are dirty, and while I don't think that Dickens intended to equate greed with unwashed hands, he probably would not have objected. Rated: 3/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...(the) ability to see beyond what's good for ones-self is what makes Scrooge a classic Christmas movie... Rated: 3/5 Mar 14, 2021 Full Review Richard R. Harmetz Los Angeles Free Press If Charles Dickens were alive today, he would wish he had written Scrooge instead of A Christmas Carol. Jan 13, 2020 Full Review Tony Sloman Radio Times An overly made-up Albert Finney stars in this adaptation of the Dickens tale and gives the impression he'd be happier somewhere other than on the palpably phoney Shepperton sets. Rated: 2/5 Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his employee Bob Cratchit (David Collings). On Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is in store for a rude awakening when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley (Alec Guinness), who informs him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts, including the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Edith Evans) and Present (Kenneth More).
      Director
      Ronald Neame
      Screenwriter
      Leslie Bricusse
      Production Co
      Cinema Center Films
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Holiday, Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 5, 1970, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 16, 2018
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