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A Christmas CarolOther Christmas Carols need not apply. The definitive version of the Dickens tale is, appropriately enough, straight out of England. This flick is not...A Christmas CarolHoliday, DramaPT86MUnratedOther Christmas Carols need not apply. The definitive version of the Dickens tale is, appropriately enough, straight out of England. This flick is not...2007-07-25Hermione BaddeleyFrancis De WolffMichael HordernHermione Baddeley, Francis De Wolff, Michael HordernUnited Artists (MGM)
A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

Genre: Holiday, Drama; Starring: Mervyn Johns, Alastair Sim, Hermione Baddeley, Francis De Wolff, Michael Hordern; Director: Brian Desmond Hurst; Author: Noel Langley; Runtime (in minutes): 86; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

Other Christmas Carols need not apply. The definitive version of the Dickens tale is, appropriately enough, straight out of England. This flick is not only the gold standard against which all other holiday films should be measured, but also one of the greatest films ever made, period. Chalk it all up to Alastair Sim’s pitch-perfect performance as Scrooge. Whether expressing goggle-eyed horror, heartrending sorrow, or gleeful giddiness, Sim is equally adept at wringing tears and peals of laughter from the viewer. Throw in a stirring, weep-worthy score, a witty script, and a sparkling supporting cast, and you’ve got a film you’ll want to watch year-round.

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