Scrooge (1951)
Fantasy / Film

Scrooge (1951)

It’s become almost a cliche to suggest that Brian Desmond Hurst’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, made in 1951 for Renown Pictures, is the best of them all. But there’s a reason why things become cliches – because often, they’re true. And here, that’s definitely the case. Though there have been many adaptations … Continue reading

Scrooge (1935)
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Scrooge (1935)

Seymour Hicks isn’t a name that resonates particularly these days but in his long career as a producer, playwright, actor-manager and particularly actor, he was both prolific and hugely successful. Born in 1871, he made his stage debut at the age of just nine, and started acting professionally at sixteen, He wrote and starred in … Continue reading

Scrooged (1988)
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Scrooged (1988)

There was always a darkness at the heart of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a bleak expose of Victorian attitudes towards the poor as much as it is an uplifting tale of redemption and hope. But you rarely get to see that in the many, many adaptations of the novel. Few film versions, for example, … Continue reading