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A Christmas Carol

Reginald Owen portrays Charles Dickens' holiday humbug Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser's miser who has a huge change of heart after spirits whisk him into the past, present and future.

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Released: Dec 16th, 1938
Budget: N/A
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A Christmas Carol Main Cast

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Reginald Owen
Reginald Owen
plays Ebenezer Scrooge
Gene Lockhart
Gene Lockhart
plays Bob Cratchit
Kathleen Lockhart
Kathleen Lockhart
plays Mrs. Cratchit
Terry Kilburn
Terry Kilburn
plays Tiny Tim Cratchit
Barry MacKay
Barry MacKay
plays Fred - Scrooge's nephew
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • John Seitz temporarily replaced cameraman Sidney Wagner during production when Wagner was ill with a bad case of flu, and Marvin Stuart replaced assistant director Dolph Zimmer when Zimmer had a cold.
  • The word "humbug" is misunderstood by many people, which is a pity since the word provides a key insight into Scrooge's hatred of Christmas. The word "humbug" describes deceitful efforts to fool people by pretending to a fake loftiness or false sincerity. So when Scrooge calls Christmas a humbug, he is claiming that people only pretend to charity and kindness in an scoundrel effort to delude him, each other, and themselves. In Scrooge's eyes, he is the one man honest enough to admit that no one really cares about anyone else, so for him, every wish for a Merry Christmas is one more deceitful effort to fool him and take advantage of him. This is a man who has turned to profit because he honestly believes everyone else will someday betray him or abandon him the moment he trusts them.
  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Scrooge is eating in the tavern on Christmas Eve, he is reading a book with the spine label "Bankers Book". Dickens' depiction of this book is that it is Scrooge's property, possibly a ledger. Yet in the film, Scrooge stands, pays the innkeeper for the meal, and leaves - leaving the book behind him on the table.
  • Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge McDuck was probably based physically on this version of Ebenezer Scrooge, with the fringe of hair and the small tuft of hair on the top of his head.
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