A Christmas Carol

1951 NR 1h 26m DVD

A Christmas Carol

1951 NR 1h 26m DVD
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Considered by many to be the classic adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel, this 1951 version stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, the callous miser visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Michael Hordern plays the spirit who successfully haunts the old man. Co-starring in this seamless sketch of Dickens' England are Hermione Baddeley, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison and a young Patrick Macnee.
Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Michael Hordern, Glyn Dearman, Michael Dolan, Francis De Wolff, C. Konarski, Hermione Baddeley, George Cole, Rona Anderson, Brian Worth, Roddy Hughes
Brian Desmond Hurst
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic may be too frightening and dramatic for younger viewers. Serious themes are the center of this film: A man is forced to relive his greatest agonies; and there are two heart-wrenching deathbed scenes. And a cycle of guilt and anger is passed from an embittered father to his emotionally-wounded son.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


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Social Behavior

Everything the word "Scrooge" has come to stand for is questionable behavior, but in the end he mends his ways.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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