Stubbornly refusing to believe in Christmas or to be separated from his inexhaustible wealth, money lender and parsimonious recluse Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) can’t be bothered with the poor and destitute in Victorian London at the most festive time of the year.
Intent on spending Christmas Eve alone, the sceptical curmudgeon is visited unexpectedly by the ghost of his ex-partner Jacob Marley (Sir Michael Hordern) who paves the way for a visitation of the otherworldly spirits of Christmas Past (Michael Dolan), Christmas Present (Francis De Wolff), and Christmas Yet to Come (Czeslaw Konarski).
But, what do the pale ghosts want and can a wicked old miser admit the error of his ways?
The title of the film was changed to A Christmas Carol for its American release to match the name of the original Charles Dickens book.
Young Ebenezer Scrooge
Spirit of Christmas Present
Francis De Wolff
Spirit of Christmas Past
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
Young Jacob Marley
Brian Desmond Hurst