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A Christmas Carol (1951)

Cast
Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns
Released
2009
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The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future: Visions or hallucinations? Whatever you call them the resulting corrective emotional experience works better than five years on the couch to help Scrooge get past bereavement and bitterness over rejection by his father and the loss of his sister and his betrothed.

Businessman Scrooge tells his clerk Bob Cratchit, “I’ll retire to Bedlam.” (0:10)

Scrooge sees the face of his deceased partner Marley in the door knocker. He hears Marley’s voice. Hallucinations? (0:11)

Scrooge blames his experiences on “A slight disorder of the stomach.” (0:15)

Scrooge’s sister Fan died in childbirth. (0:26)

Ebenezer with Fan on her death bed. (0:32)

Businessman Jorkin tells the others, “I also beat my wife and skewer innocent babies when in my cups.”
”And to pack me off to Botany Bay would be poor compensation for the panic that would arise among the shareholders.”
Businessman Snedrig: ”Panic, sir?”
”Yes, panic.” (0:40)

Jacob Marley dies, Ebenezer at his side. (0:48)

Scrooge tells the spirit of Christmas future, “I cannot change.” (1:02)

The Cratchits grieve the loss of their son Tim. Bob tells the others, referring to Tim, “He was telling me... that we must cease to grieve for him...” (1:03)

Ebenezer with the spirit of Christmas future in a Graveyard sees and falls upon his own gravestone. “I’m not the man I was.” (1:11)

Ebenezer tells his housekeeper Mrs. Dilber, “I’m as giddy as a drunken man.”
”I am not mad.” (1:15)

Remake: Disney's A Christmas Carol

Reference in Scrooged