Made for television version of the Charles Dickens classic of the same name. Ebenezer Scrooge is a hard-nosed, single-minded businessman in Victorian London. He has no friends, has disowned his only living relative – his nephew Fred Holywell – and generally treats everyone he meets with extreme contempt. He hates Christmas, only cares about making money and only gives his clerk, Bob Cratchit, the day off. However, he is taught the true meaning and spirit of Christmas by three ghosts who show him his own past and present. He is also shown what the future holds for him after his death if he doesn’t change his behavior for the better.
Jason Ihle <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Exceptional acting. George C. Scott’s center stage personality wasn’t overcoming nor weak. Rarely does a TV movie get so many points of movie artistry correct. Some camera movements were wobbly, however they were not objectionable. Family safe, some of the graveside scenes are a little dark, but not in visual or any language, just in a screeching sound with the last sprit. This story flows with the excellent editing and support actors. It is on my 5 movie list for the Christmas season. I have not seen this movie in the blue ray section, would consider the superior picture versus a typical DVD. Somehow I couldn’t place the actress playing Mrs. Cratchet, her voice was familiar, Susannah York. Read in the IMDb she died of cancer, a real loss.