Category Archives: Scrooge

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) – reviewed by George

The story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) came to write “A Christmas Carol”, with some insight into his process, is really interesting and surprisingly Christmasy. New York City, 1842: Basking in the success of “Oliver Twist”, Dickens embarked on … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (2019) – reviewed by George

In this brand-new version, which begins on the Eve of Christmas Eve, in 1843 London, the Cratchits are leaving church, and Bob (Joe Alwyn) says he has to work tomorrow. Mary (Vinette Robinson) and the children commiserate, slightly insincerely, but … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (2012-2013) – Three Extra Versions: 21-23 – reviewed by George

21. Scrooge and Marley  (2012 – 1:31) Scrooge = David Pevsner / Marley = Tim Kazurinsky / Bill = Christopher Allan / Fezziwig = Bruce Villanch / Young Scrooge = Drew Anderson / Young Marley = Nicholas Bailey / Freda = … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1992-2004) – Versions 16-20 of 20 – reviewed by George

16. Brer Rabbit’s Christmas Carol (1992 – 0:58) Scrooge = Brer Fox / Cratchit = Brer Bear / Tiny Tim = Timmy Mouse / The 2 Charitable Gentlemen = Miz Possum. Written and Directed by Al Guest and Jean Mathieson. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1983-1992) – Versions 11-15 of 20 – reviewed by George

11. Mickey’s Christmas Carol  (1983 – 0:27) This cartoon version arises from a truly wonderful conceit: why not have Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge McDuck play Ebenezer Scrooge in a short subject that would return Mickey Mouse to movie theaters after … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1956-1978) – Versions 6-10 of 20 – reviewed by George

6. The Stingiest Man in Town (1956 – 1:21, with the DVD Release in 2011) Scrooge = Basil Rathbone / Cratchit = Martyn Green / Tiny Tim = Dennis Kohler.    Directed by Daniel Petrie, with book and lyrics by … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1935-1954) – Versions 1-5 of 20 – reviewed by George

1. Scrooge (1935 -1:00) Scrooge = Sir Seymour Hicks, Cratchit = Donald Calthrop, Tiny Tim = Philip Frost, Directed by Henry Edwards The film opens with Cratchit trying to sneak some coal. Scrooge catches him, demands an explanation, and Cratchit says, ”Why, I … Continue reading

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