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A Christmas Carol (1971)

A Christmas Carol
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Alastair Sim Alastair Sim
Ebenezer Scrooge
Michael Redgrave Michael Redgrave
Narrator
Michael Hordern Michael Hordern
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Diana Quick Diana Quick
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Joan Sims Joan Sims
Mrs. Cratchit
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones
Ragpicker / Fezziwig
David Tate David Tate
Scrooge's Nephew / Charity Man
Felix Felton Felix Felton
Ghost of Christmas Present


Written by
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens
short story


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One of the best Christmas Carol retellings

5 years, 6 months ago at Dec 18 4:31
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"Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart."

Ever since its initial publication in the 1800s, countless readily-available adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol of varying quality have been produced for a range of mediums. One of the best versions to date is this... read more
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve
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"Not only is 'A Christmas Carol' one of my favourite stories of all time but Richard Williams' stunning animated adaptation is my favourite version, even beating out the great Alistair Sim live-action version. Sim, always the definitive Scrooge, reprises his role here in voice-over but he is upstaged (possibly for the only time in his glorious career) by the eye-popping animation style. This is a move away from the limited animation style if ever there was one. A stunning mix of pans and zooms wi"


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"DIR: Richard Williams SUMMARY: An animated version of Charles Dickens' famous festive tale. WHY IT'S HERE: Not only is 'A Christmas Carol' one of my favourite stories of all time but Richard Williams' stunning animated adaptation is my favourite version, even beating out the great Alistair Sim live-action version. Sim, always the definitive Scrooge, reprises his role here in voice-over but he is upstaged (possibly for the only time in his glorious career) by the eye-popping animation style. "



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