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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol 1951

From Amazon: This is the desert-island choice of the many versions of A Christmas Carol, with a magnificent, full-bodied portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge by Alastair Sim that leaves everyone else in the dust. Lean and direct, this film's version of the story wastes no time trying to impress viewers with the magical nature of the spirits' visitations. Director Brian Desmond Hurst keeps the focus on Scrooge's life story, beautifully simplifying and underscoring the theme of lost women with a haunting musical refrain from the folk song "Barbara Allen." Sim's commitment to the role is at times astonishing; his Scrooge's Christmas-morning ecstasy is a...

Directed By:
No image existsBrian Desmond Hurst
Written By:
No image existsNoel Langley
No image existsAlastair Sim
No image existsKathleen Harrison
No image existsJack Warner
No image existsMichael Hordern
Patrick MacneePatrick Macnee
No image existsMervyn Johns
No image existsHermione Baddeley
No image existsGeorge Cole
No image existsCarol Marsh
No image existsMiles Malleson
No image existsErnest Thesiger
No image existsHattie Jacques
No image existsPeter Bull
No image existsHugh Dempster
No image existsClifford Mollison

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A Christmas Carol Movie Review by Movie Addict (12/20/2013)

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

It is why I so love this story, and have...

(complete A Christmas Carol review by Movie Addict)

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