|Directed by:||Ronald Neame|
|Written by:|| Charles Dickens|
|Release date:||November 5, 1970|
|Running time:||1 hour, 53 minutes|
|Available on:|| VHS|
Scrooge is a musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol. Produced by Cinema Center Films and distributed by National General Pictures, the film tells the familiar story of miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his change of heart after the three Christmas spirits visit him on Christmas Eve. Leslie Bricusse wrote the original music. Albert Finney won a Golden Globe for The Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical/Comedy in 1971.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was designed as a spiritual follow up of an earlier musical adaptation of a Dickens novel, the multi-Academy Award winning Oliver! (based on a West End Stage show which in turn was adapted from Oliver Twist) from 1968, which itself is often shown around Christmas time.
- "A Christmas Carol"
- "Christmas Children"
- "I Hate People "
- "Father Christmas"
- "See the Phantoms"
- "December the 25th"
- "You... You"
- "I Like Life"
- "The Beautiful Day"
- "Thank you Very Much"
- "I'll Begin Again"
- Reprise Finale: "I Like Life", "Father Christmas (Reprise)", "Thank You Very Much"
|Albert Finney||Ebenezer Scrooge|
|David Collings||Bob Cratchit|
|Richard Beaumont||Tiny Tim|
|Alec Guinness||Jacob Marley's Ghost|
|Edith Evans||The Ghost of Christmas Past|
|Kenneth Moore||The Ghost of Christmas Present|
|Paddy Stone||The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come|
|Laurence Naismith||Mr. Fezziwig|
|Suzanne Neve||Isabel Fezziwig|
|Michael Medwin||Nephew Harry|
|Frances Cuka||Mrs. Cratchit|