1970 G 1h 54m DVD


1970 G 1h 54m DVD
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In this Charles Dickens classic filled with pathos, hope and redemption, a cold-hearted miser named Scrooge (Albert Finney) is forced by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future to take a good, long look at his life. What will he become after he faces what hurts most and why does he despise everything that makes people happy? Sir Alec Guinness plays Marley; Robert Neame directs this acclaimed 1972 musical.
Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Paddy Stone, Michael Medwin, Mary Peach, David Collings, Richard Beaumont
Ronald Neame
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a lighter version of Dickens' classic, so it is good family fare, but mediocre songs bog the story down. The long-winded ending takes a bizarre detour from Dickens's classic source material. Six-, 7- and 8-year-olds will enjoy the songs and the lively story, but the youngest may not go for the ghost angle, which may frighten them. Older kids can use an occasional reminder of what Christmas is really about. A meatier version might be in order for teens and adults.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


The appearance of the ghost of Jacob Marley and some moderately grotesque flying spirits. Scrooge falls into his own grave and lands in hell.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

This is a powerfully moralistic tale demonstrating not only how greed can overshadow love, but how even a seemingly hopeless man can turn his life around.


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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