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A Christmas Carol (1914)

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 1914
Running Times:
Length: 1340 ft
Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: silent

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: London Film Co
Producer: Harold Shaw

SCRIPT
Adaptation: Harold Shaw
Novel: Charles Dickens

DIRECTION
Director: Harold Shaw

CAST
Charles Rock (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Edna Flugrath (Belle, Scrooge's neice)
George Bellamy (Bob Cratchit)
Mary Brough (Mrs Cratchit)
Franklyn Bellamy (Fred, Scrooge's nephew)
Edward O'Neill (Jacob Marley)
Arthur Cullin (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Wyndham Guise (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Asheton Tonge (Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come)
John M. East
Ashton George (?)

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he's visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge's heart?

AVAILABILITY

USA
Theatrical Distributors: Cosmofotofilm Co; Paramount

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

BOOKS

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc (2000)) p.173
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Reference Guide to Fantastic Films p.65
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers, redemption

 


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