Director: Brian Desmond Hurst Run Time: 86 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1951
Starring: Alastair Sim, Brian Worth, George Cole, Glyn Dearman, Mervyn Johns
Screenwriter: Noel Langley
Producer: Brian Desmond Hurst
Part of Ify Nwadiwe’s Carol Fest
Vidiots welcomes back founding member comedian Ify Nwadiwe for a whole day of ghosts, Scrooges, Tiny Tims, and hard-learned Christmas lessons with Ify’s Carol Fest! Get ready to rattle some chains with three infamous renditions of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of wealth redistribution with the Muppets, Bill Murray, live podcast tapings and more holiday merriment set to be unwrapped. Ify has blessed us, one and all!
Crotchety Victorian businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no use for festivity, even at Christmas. After resentfully allowing timid clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) to have the holiday to spend with his loving wife (Hermione Baddeley) and family, Scrooge is swept into a nightmare. The ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern), appears, warning that Ebenezer will be visited by three more spirits who will show the coldhearted man the error of his parsimonious behavior.