- The List
- 17 December 2009
Forget about the new Robert Zemeckis CG animated version of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale – of the umpteen adaptations of it this 1951 version starring the marvellous Alistair Sim as the titular old miser is by far the greatest. The atmospheric evocation of the eerie gothic and heart-warming good cheer of Dickens’ story is spot on, and the film makes terrific use of Sim’s uncanny ability to switch in an instant from sinister to charming.
Filmhouse, Edinburgh, from Fri 18 – Sun 20 Dec.