Adaptation: Starring Seymour Hicks as Ebenezer Scrooge - NOT to be confused with Old Scrooge (1913), which was re-released as A Christmas Carol in 1926, and also starred Seymour Hicks as Ebenezer Scrooge
Dates and Places of Earliest Release:
TUE, 26 NOV 1935 U.K.
SAT, 30 NOV 1935 U.S.A.
Format Reviewed: live-action film, on DVD
Does this adaptation mention "God" or "Christ"?
What does my wife think of this adaptation?
She thinks it's "O.K."
Where and when does this adaptation take place?
What language and/or dialects are used?
Fred goes to Scrooge's office, to invite him to Christmas dinner, but not before two gentlemen visit him, to ask for a charitable donation.
Scrooge visits his "usual, melancholy tavern," after work.
Jacob Marley's face appears, framed by Scrooge's door knocker, but when he appears to Scrooge, in Scrooge's chambers, he is invisible to the viewer, although his voice is audible. He tells Scrooge that Scrooge is the only person who can see him.
The scene at Fezziwig's Christmas Ball is missing.
The scene at Belle's home, with her children and husband, when Marley is dying, is included.
Scenes of men celebrating Christmas in a lighthouse and at sea are included.
Fred's Christmas Party is included.
A scene is added, in which Scrooge goes to the poulterer's house on Christmas morning, to buy his prize turkey, and send it to Bob Cratchit's house.
The scene at Scrooge's office the day after Christmas is included, and Scrooge promises to raise Bob's salary, and to be like a second father to Tiny Tim; then he gives Bob another day off.
Is this adaptation supernatural?
Is this adaptation "framed"? No.
Is this adaptation a musical? No.
How attractive and effective is the visual art?
How creative and intense are the transitions, especially when "the Scrooge" is taken from one time and/or place to another?
The most remarkable thing about this adaptation is, perhaps, that Marley is invisible.
What bonus material is included on the tape or DVD?