Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, bitter old man. Released in the USA as “A Christmas Carol”.
Alastair Sim (Ebenezer Scrooge), Kathleen Harrison (Mrs. Dilber), Mervyn Johns (Bob Cratchit), Hermione Baddeley (Mrs. Cratchit), Michael Hordern (Jacob Marley), George Cole (Young Ebenezer Scrooge), John Charlesworth (Peter Cratchit), Francis de Wolff (Spirit of Christmas Present), Rona Anderson (Alice), Carol Marsh (Fan Scrooge), Brian Worth (Fred Scrooge), Miles Malleson (Old Joe), Ernest Thesiger (The Undertaker), Glyn Dearman (Tiny Tim Cratchit), Michael Dolan (Spirit of Christmas Past), Olga Edwardes (Fred’s Wife), Roddy Hughes (Fezziwig), Hattie Jacques (Mrs. Fezziwig), Eleanor Summerfield (Miss Flora), Louise Hampton (Laundress), Czeslaw Konarski (Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come (as C. Konarski)), Eliot Makeham (Mr. Snedrig), Peter Bull (First Businessman / Narrator), Douglas Muir (Second Businessman), Noel Howlett (First Collector), Fred Johnson (Second Collector), Henry Hewitt (Mr. Rosehed), Hugh Dempster (Mr. Groper), David Hannaford (Boy Sent to Buy Turkey), Maire O’Neill (Alice’s Patient), Richard Pearson (Mr. Tupper), Patrick Macnee (Young Jacob Marley (as Patrick MacNee)), Clifford Mollison (Samuel Wilkins), Jack Warner (Jorkins), Moiya Kelly (Martha Cratchit (uncredited)), Tony Wager (Fezziwig’s Lad (uncredited)),
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
UK / 86 minutes / 1951
AIRTIME / CHANNEL
11:30-13:20 Wed 23rd Dec 2020