#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 disowned his only living relative – his nephew Fred – 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 if he doesn’t change his behavior.
Plot: A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
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George C. Scott’s second visit to the world of Dickens is anything but a humbug.
Of the half dozen or so actors I have seen play Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, George C Scott’s performance is by far the lightest and most self-effacing. It seems that he sees beyond Scrooge’s harsh demeanor and like the character of Fagin in the TV version of Oliver Twist just two years before, he puts a glint in the villainous old man’s eye. Ebenezer has played by Scott here seems like he is just one thought away from seeing the true meaning of Christmas and simply hides behind his money and business as a matter of protection. There are light chuckles from Scott that has his version of Ebenezer rolling his eyes at the sentimentality as if embarrassed by the fact that he has a sentimental side hidden away that he is afraid to show.
Once again, the world of the television movie shows that they can deliver excellent entertainment and sentimental family fare that give a glimpse into the world and period that they are set in. Of course, most people are familiar with the 1951 British version and the 1970 musical version with Albert Finney, and as fond as I am of those productions (and the 1938 MGM glossy version with Reginald Owen), this version has a sentimental place in my heart simply because after having seen the other versions, I didn’t expect to see Ebenezer played as nearly human and filled with the milk of human kindness even before he discovered that he had survived the visits by the three ghosts.
Frank Finlay is a frightening Jacob Marley, with Angela Pleasence nearly saintly as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Edward Woodward of course bigger-than-life as the Ghost of Christmas present. Usually cast as darker characters, it’s nice to see David Warner playing the very likable Bob Cratchit. Susannah York as a comical twist to the world-weary Mrs. Cratchit, and Anthony Walters is pure frosting as the eternally lovable Tiny Tim.
While the Dickens story has been made over and over and over again, with different settings, different genders and different formats, its story is Eternal because it reminds the viewer that as much as the world changes, certain things do not change. It is nice to see food the fact that Ebenezer’s house has a picture of the Last Supper, giving a spiritual elements to Scrooge’s beliefs. There are some elements of the production that are somewhat scary, particularly a view of the Cratchits as homeless and nearly starving, and the two waifs who appear under Woodward’s huge robe, as well as the sequence with the Ghost of Christmas Past where the settings of Scrooge’s neighborhood look like something out of a Tim Burton movie which adds to the eeriness of it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director Clive Donner
Writer Charles Dickens (novel), Roger O. Hirson (screenplay)
Actors George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward
Country UK, USA
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (television ratio), 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm