A Christmas Carol

1951, Movie, NR, 86 mins

A Christmas Carol
Alastair Sim's performance in Dickens' hoary holiday classic provided one of the defining moments of his career; the result is the definitive filming of the story, breathing life into the familiar plot while earnestly hewing to the author's vision.

On Christmas Eve, miserly, callous Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner and by a series of other supernatural agents, who try to bring him to a realization of his own mortality and the emptiness of his cramped existence. The heavy-handed political subtext--poverty and ignorance are the evils that Scrooge nurses through his reliance on the "sufficiency" of workhouses and orphanages to care for the poor...

Released: 1951 Rated: NR Length: 86 mins

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