At the center of this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol
is Albert Finney, singing, dancing, and "Bah, humbug"-ing his way through the familiar title role. Guiding him on his journey to moral reawakening are Edith Evans as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Kenneth More
as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Paddy Stone as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Director Ronald Neame's well-paced film captures the period beautifully, and the acting is superb, with Finney and Alec Guinness, as Marley's ghost, real standouts. Richard Harris was originally slated to
star, then was replaced by Rex Harrison, who also dropped out, and Finney stepped i...