A Christmas Carol 1951

A Christmas Carol 1951 is a film adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol released in the United States. It starred Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and was directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, with a screenplay by Noel Langley.
The film also features Kathleen Harrison in a highly praised turn as Mrs. Dilber, Scrooge's charwoman. Admirers of British cinema will recognize George Cole as the younger version of Scrooge, Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Cratchit, Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit, Clifford Mollison as Samuel Wilkins, a debtor, Jack Warner as Mr. Jorkin, a role created for the film, Ernest Thesiger as Marley's undertaker and Patrick Macnee as a young Jacob Marley.

Michael Hordern plays Marley's ghost, as well as old Marley. Peter Bull serves as narrator, by reading portions of Dickens' words at the starting and end of the film and also appears on-screen as one of the businessmen cynically discussing Scrooge's funeral.

Movie Review On Christmas Eve in 1840's England, stingy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his previous business partner, Jacob Marley, who cautions him to alter his ways or be fated to eternal damnation. The ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future to show him the error of Scrooge's ways and show the people who are capable to keep Christmas in their hearts 365 days a year.

Simply the best version of Dickens' classic can be attributed to numerous reasons. Sim's presentation goes beyond all explanation of greatness. Hurst's direction calls to mind the ideal emotions at all the right moments. The rest of the cast remain realistic to the Dickens' characterizations. A Christmas Carol is a perfect film to watch during Christmas. This film is also available on DVD. Buy the A Christmas Carol on DVD and enjoy your Christmas.