What the Dickens have they done to Scrooge?

Fantasy Drama Family
113 min     6.841     1970     United Kingdom


A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic ghost tale starring Albert Finney.


Peter89Spencer wrote:
Very catchy songs. Albert Finney was brilliant as the titular character. One of those Christmas films I'd watch while eating Twiglets (and drink Coca Cola)!
T D Heath wrote:
A Classic adaptation of **'A Christmas Carol'** staying with and detering from tradition in wonderful balance. Basic cinematography ecourages story but this is clumsily acted, the setting and songs cover for simple dramatic range and awkward dialogue. But this is all forgotten due to the nature of the setting and the cinematic grain of the 1970s film. The film is enjoyable but that is all 'Scrooge' gives, as a charcter he is quite eratic and contradictory going on a distorted arc to how the source material showed his devevolpment. Overall this is a film, entertaining for light viewing but that is as far as it stretches, it isnt loyal enough to Dickens' novella to study for academic purposes but might be of interest for those seeking creative differences in the text and artistical inferences.