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Scrooge was designed as a follow-up to 1968's Oliver, the Oscar-winning musicalization of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The umpteenth musical version of Dickens' 1843 novelette A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is blessed with several sprightly Leslie Bricusse songs, including the bonafide hit Thank You Very Much. Once more buried under mounds of latex, Albert Finney is perfection itself as Ebeneezer Scrooge, proving as effective as a young (un-made up) man as the old skinflint we've grown to love. The Three Ghosts who turn the miserly Scrooge's life around on Christmas Eve are portrayed by Edith Evans (Past), Kenneth More (Present) and Paddy Stone (Yet to Come). Our favorite among the huge, predominantly British supporting cast is Sir Alec Guinness as a fussy, slightly effeminate Marley's Ghost. Best of all, Finney performs his many songs "live" and not lip-synched to a pre-recording. Though it is overproduced to the hilt, and its Technicolor photography tends to induce eyestrain, Scrooge is more than satisfactory Yuletide entertainment.
Classic...had the VHS and it is going bad, so ordered the DVD. Love this movie and Albert Finney (one of my favorite actors ) is a perfect ScroogePublished 10 days ago by E. M. M.
Classic movie. Why wife never saw it before and she says we need to watch this every year now.Published 17 days ago by Jonathan Livingston
Excellent movie and great value. We were delighted to find this on DVD - the best Christmas Carol version ever!Published 1 month ago by Rebecca
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I have wondered about this too.
Dec 26, 2010 by Thom Straight | See all 5 posts
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That was the point. Scrooge's priorities were all wrong. He did not know a good thing when he had it in his youth.
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