- 86 min
- 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.
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