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Gems of Literature: A Christmas Carol (1923)

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 1923
Running Times: 25 mins
Length: 487.02 metres/1600 ft
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: silent

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: British and Colonial Kinematograph Company
Producer: Edward Godal

SCRIPT
Script: W.C. Rowden (?), Eliot Stannard
Novel: Charles Dickens

DIRECTION
Director: W.C. Rowden?  Edwin Greenwood?

CAST
Russell Thorndike (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Nina Vanna (Alice)
Jack Denton (Bob Cratchit)
Forbes Dawson (Marley)

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly London 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

UK
Theatrical Distributors: Walturdaw

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.174
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers

 


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