A Christmas Carol (1951)

Christmas Carol
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period, Holiday
Keywords 1800s, 19th century, change of heart, Christmas, curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge (character), family, ghost, heartwarming, mortality, novella, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Brian Desmond Hurst Director n/a 2 2000001
C Konarski Actor Spirit of Christmas Future 1 1000016
Francis DeWolff Actor Spirit of Christmas Present 1 1000015
Michael Dolan Actor Spirit of Christmas Past 1 1000014
Brian Desmond Producer n/a 3 3000001
Noel Langley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Richard Addinsell Music n/a 120781 8000001
Clive Donner Editor n/a 172 7000001
C Pennington-Richards Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Charles Dickens Source Material (from novel) from novella("A Christmas Carol") 120793 4000002
Roddy Hughes Actor Fezziwig 1 1000013
Kathleen Harrison Actor Mrs Dilber 1 1000012
George Cole Actor Young Scrooge 1 1000005
Glyn Dearman Actor Tiny Tim 1 1000004
Hermione Baddeley Actor Mrs Cratchit 1 1000003
Mervyn Johns Actor Bob Cratchit 1 1000002
Carol Marsh Actor Fan 1 1000006
Michael Hordern Actor Jacob Marley 1 1000007
Jack Warner Actor Mr Jorkins 1 1000011
Olga Edwardes Actor Fred's Wife 1 1000010
Brian Worth Actor Fred 1 1000009
Rona Anderson Actor Alice 1 1000008
Alastair Sim Actor Scrooge 1 1000001
Ebenezer Scrooge is a profoundly miserly Londoner. Although is he is quite wealthy, he treats his faithful employee, Bob Cratchit like a servant and refuses to donate to any form of charity. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge gets a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley, his late business partner who was a selfish as Scrooge in life. Now condemned to wander the Earth in chains, Marley has come to help Scrooge escape his fate and tells him that three spirits will visit him before morning to show him Christmases from his past, present, and future. Scrooge is transformed by the visitations and determines to change his ways. In the morning, he greets Christmas as a generous man who lovingly embraces the spirit of the season and vows to keep it in his heart every day of the year.