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A Christmas Carol (1984)

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George C. Scott George C. Scott
Ebenezer Scrooge
Frank Finlay Frank Finlay
Jacob Marley
Angela Pleasence Angela Pleasence
Ghost of Christmas Past
Edward Woodward Edward Woodward
Ghost of Christmas Present
Michael Carter Michael Carter
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
David Warner David Warner
Bob Cratchit
Susannah York Susannah York
Mrs. Cratchit
Anthony Walters Anthony Walters
Tiny Tim

Written by
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens


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The best Christmas Carol retelling to date!

10 years, 11 months ago at Dec 25 3:49
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"His wealth is quite useless to him, really. He doesn't do any good with it; he doesn't even make HIMSELF comfortable with it." Literally billions of filmic adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol have been produced over the decades. Of these adaptations, most critics consider 1951's Scrooge (with Alastair Sim) to be the best and most definitive. However, in this reviewer's oh-so-humble ... read more

this is a better version

15 years, 11 months ago at Dec 15 20:25
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This is probably my favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol' (besides 'Scrooged' but that's a different story). It has a great Scrooge (George C. Scott) and one of the better Ghost of Christmas Present depictions. If you're going to start somewhere with this story, start here.

Underrated adaptation of Dicken's classic novel.

12 years, 9 months ago at Mar 10 17:11
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I saw this film for the first time when I was 14 years old at high school. When I was in the shops, I spotted it and thought to myself that it is long overdue for a rewatch. When I rewatched it, I really enjoyed it!! I cannot believe how underrated this film really is! It isn't as popular as the 2009 version but it should be! This film is very different compared to the Robert Zemeckis adaptation a... read more
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Release date: 23 November 1984
UPC: 086162127519
Tags: Christmas (11), Drama (9), Fantasy (6), Family (6), 1980s (5), Tv Movie (5), Holiday (4), Redemption (4), Ghosts (4), Snow (3), 1984 (3), Seasonal (3), Magic (3), Time Travel (3), Comedy (3), Awesome (2), Flashbacks (2), Book Was Read (2), Scrooge (2), Charles Dickens (2)
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" HBO Now- 1hr. 41min. First Viewing Charles Dickens' classic has been done to death. From a storytelling standpoint, there's little that can be done to jazz it up. So, therefore, any adaptation is going to be judged, primarily, for it's soul. Sure, storytelling is a necessity, but any Carol is going to be judged by the emotion that it elicits; how much it makes the viewer feel. In this regard, 1984's A Christmas Carol is a mixed bag. While the film itself feels too rudimentary, too through-the-m"

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