FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF BRITISH CINEMA, RENOWN PICTURES ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT A FULLY RESTORED 2K TRANSFER FROM THE ORIGINAL FILM ELEMENTS
This is easily the best screen version of the much loved yuletide tale. The ever-versatile Alastair Sim is impeccable as the miser who comes to see the error of his ways through the promptings of the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Starring: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner,
Hermione Baddeley, Michael Hordern and George Cole
Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Run Time: 95 minutes; No. of discs: 1; Year: 1951
Also includes the colour version.
Michael Hordern makes a splendid Jacob Marley and Mervyn Johns a humble Bob Cratchit, while George Cole does well as the younger, carefree Scrooge. Beautifully designed by Ralph Brinton and directed with true finesse by Brian Desmond Hurst.
“This is easily the best screen version of the much loved yuletide tale…not to be missed.”
Adapted from A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens, the film faithfully portrays the shadowy London that Dickens described. Contains excerpts from Christmas carols, including, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,
I Saw Three Ships andSilent Night.