Generally accepted as the definitive film version of the Charles Dickens 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, this British production features the wonderful Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge. In case anyone is not familiar with the work, it tells of a miserly businessman who believes Christmas is a “humbug”. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three spirits – the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Through these visits, his life is recounted, and as a result, learns the true meaning of this most Blessed Season.
Starring: Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley. Watch for Patrick Macnee (“John Steed” on the original The Avengers television show of the 1960s) as the “Young Jacob Marley”.
Produced and directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Screenplay by Noel Langley . Music by Richard Addinsell.