Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reginald Owen's "A Christmas Carol"

This 1938 version of A Christmas Carol stars Reginald Owen as Scrooge and Gene Lockhart as Bob Cratchit. Leo G. Carroll plays Marley's Ghost. The music is by award-winning composer Franz Waxman (Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca, Sunset Blvd).


I remember seeing this version in a school assembly in the cafetorium when I was in elementary school, and it may be the first filmed Christmas Carol I ever saw so I have a special fondness for it. It's probably the one that deviates most from the book, though.

TCM has an overview.

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