A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Greater than "David Copperfield"!

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family
  • Release Date: 1938-12-16
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 130 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Edwin L. Marin
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Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

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  • Reginald Owen

    as Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Gene Lockhart

    as Bob Cratchit
  • Terry Kilburn

    as 'Tiny Tim' Cratchit
  • Barry MacKay

    as Scrooge's Nephew Fred
  • Lynne Carver

    as Fred's Fiancee Bess
  • Leo G. Carroll

    as Marley's Ghost
  • Ann Rutherford

    as Spirit of Christmas Past
  • Lionel Braham

    as Spirit of Christmas Present
  • Ronald Sinclair

    as Young Ebenezer
  • Kathleen Lockhart

    as Mrs. Cratchit
  • Bunny Beatty

    as Martha Cratchit
  • Charles Peck

    as Peter Cratchit
  • June Lockhart

    as Belinda Cratchit (uncredited)
  • Charles Coleman

    as Charity Solicitor Brummage
  • Matthew Boulton

    as Charity Solicitor Twill
  • Forrester Harvey

    as Old Fezziwig
  • John O'Day

    as Dick Wilkins
  • Billy Bevan

    as Street Watch Leader
  • William Ripley Dorr

    as Singers of 'Adeste Fideles' (uncredited)
  • D'Arcy Corrigan

    as Spirit of Christmas Future
  • Harry Cording

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Lumsden Hare

    as Man Discussing Scrooge's Funeral (uncredited)
  • Halliwell Hobbes

    as Clergyman Sliding on Sidewalk (uncredited)
  • Olaf Hytten

    as Schoolmaster (uncredited)
  • I. Stanford Jolley

    as Man on Sidewalk (uncredited)
  • Colin Kenny

    as (uncredited)
  • Crauford Kent

    as Scrooge's Tall Business Associate (uncredited)
  • Delmar Watson

    as Snowballer in Gang (uncredited)
  • Herbert Evans

    as (uncredited)
Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Writing Hugo Butler Screenplay
Directing Edwin L. Marin Director
Editing George Boemler Editor
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Sound Franz Waxman Music
Production Joseph L. Mankiewicz Producer
Costume & Make-Up Fred Valles Costume Design
Art Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration
Camera Sidney Wagner Director of Photography