- Title: CF405
Scrooge is a 1935 British fantasy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop and Robert Cochran. Hicks appears as Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser who hates Christmas. It was the first sound version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, not counting a 1928 short subject that now appears to be lost.
Build up to Christmas, good footage of Christmas celebrations. People shopping, busy streets, preparations for large lavish feast and royal ball. Night time, snowy London shots – ghost story like. Good juxtapositions of London rich and poor.
Scrooge returns home – first ghost of Christmas past appears to him. Only his voice is heard.
Nice shot of children dancing around a lavish Christmas tree.
Shot of big man in a Father Christmas like outfit, surrounded by Christmas food and decorations, a large fire. The Ghost of Christmas Present.
Nice shot of people leaving church on Christmas morning. Snowy streets of London. A snowman. Bob Cratchit and family (Tiny Tim) on Christmas day.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Ghostly and eery footage.
Scrooge reformed, embodying the spirit of Christmas. Goes to his nephew Fred’s house for dinner and to the Cratchits.
- Keywords:A CHRISTMAS CAROL, SCROOGE, FEATURE FILM, DICKENS, FILM BASED ON BOOK, GHOST STORY, VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, TINY TIM, CHARITY
- Master Title:CF405