THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
1992, Buena Vista Pictures, 85 min, Dir: Brian Henson

“God bless us, every one!” This delightful retelling of the Charles Dickens classic stars Michael Caine as Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit plus all your other felt favorites, here transported to Victorian England. Filled with laughter, heartwarming characters and wonderful songs, this is among the best of the Muppets’ big screen adventures, and one that both adults and children will love.


SCROOGE
1970, Hollywood Classics, 113 min, Dir: Ronald Neame

SCROOGE, 1970, Hollywood Classics, 113 min. Albert Finney is a gleefully wicked Scrooge in this glorious musical adaptation by Leslie Bricusse of Dickens’ ode to brotherhood and the terrible power of karma. Director Ronald Neame was a longtime Dickens veteran, having produced David Lean’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS and OLIVER TWIST; here, he proved himself to be a wonderfully humorous and sympathetic filmmaker in his own right. Co-starring Alec Guinness, Edith Evans and Kenneth More.


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
1951, 20th Century Fox, 66 min, UK, Dir: Brian Desmond Hurst

Also known as SCROOGE, this British-made fantasy may be the definitive film version of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Alastair Sim is pitch-perfect as Ebenezer Scrooge, whose miserly outlook is transformed by three spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. The fine supporting cast includes Patrick Macnee, Hermione Baddeley and Kathleen Harrison.


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