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A Christmas Carol (1951)Ebenezer Scrooge is known as the meanest people in London, a businessman who never gives any half a penny to anyone, even his relatives. On Christmas Eve, however, three ghosts appear before Scrooge and give him the last chance to change and save himself from the grim destiny.Keywords:
Actors of "A Christmas Carol (1951)"
Directors of "A Christmas Carol (1951)"
Brian Desmond HurstBirthdate: 12 February 1895, Castlereagh, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Creators of "A Christmas Carol (1951)"
Charles DickensBirthdate: 7 February 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Noel LangleyBirthdate: 25 December 1911, Durban, South Africa
Critic Reviews of "A Christmas Carol (1951)"
Chicago ReaderDecember 05, 2012
A sturdy 1951 British mounting of the Dickens tale, with Alastair Sim contributing a definitive Scrooge.
TIME MagazineDecember 05, 2008
Though Dickens' frank sentimentality calls for broad treatment, Brian Desmond Hurst's direction is too often heavy as well.
Entertainment WeeklyNovember 27, 2008
Other Christmas Carols need not apply.
Time OutJune 24, 2006
You have what Scrooge himself might call 'Ho-hum-bug.'
New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
What we have in this rendition of Dickens' sometimes misunderstood Carol is an accurate comprehension of the agony of a shabby soul.
ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
At a reasonably short 85 minutes, this is nevertheless a complete experience, and the strength and depth of its drama makes it the most memorable of any adaptation of the tale.
Irish TimesJanuary 10, 2017
Watching most versions, the viewer is tempted to punch happy Scrooge. Here we yearn to share a sherry with the newly jolly rogue.
Monthly Film BulletinDecember 12, 2015
All depends, therefore, in the making of a film from this story, on the re-creation of this atmosphere in dramatic terms. It cannot be said that Brian Desmond Hurst has been altogether successful in this respect.
Total FilmDecember 06, 2013
This faithful adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a rare beast indeed, a genuinely affecting melodrama.
Radio TimesDecember 06, 2013
This is easily the best screen version of the much loved yuletide tale.
Empire MagazineDecember 05, 2012
Lashings of festive cheer and a fair dollop of fine performances will leave you in the mood for mince pies and a renewed sense of seasonal goodwill to all men.
Three Movie BuffsDecember 07, 2011
This film, and Alastair Sim's performance as Scrooge in particular, so perfectly captures Dickens's novella that all other versions feel redundant.
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