Thursday, December 15, 2016

Scrooge (1970)

National General Pictures
Directed by Ronald Neame
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Paramount)

The familiar Charles Dickens' story of a miserly London accountant visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve is given a musical treatment. Albert Finney is quite good as the titular character, in heavy make up most of the time, we get a glimpse of him without as he plays his younger self when visited by the ghost of Christmas past. However, the songs can get a bit too much, especially those sung by the children, and the special effects aren't always up to par. It's all great fun, though, especially near Christmas on those cold, snowy days.

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