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  • 1951
  • UK/US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Written by: Noel Langley
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Dolan
  • UK release: 31 October 1951

Probably the best screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story concerns the overly prudent businessman Ebeneezer Scrooge (Sim), who becomes a saint overnight. Dickens was never afraid to tackle the big issues: the threat to children's lives, whether they are privileged or poverty-stricken, is one of the main themes; but none of this darkness gets in the way of a cracking tale.

Performance times

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge (0.0 miles)

38–39 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
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Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool (0.0 miles)

88 Wood Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4DQ
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