A Christmas Carol Film Adaptations
1. "A Christmas Carole "(1938). Directed by Edwin L. Marin. Starring Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart. The film was originally intended to star Lionel Barrymore, but the actor had to bow out from the project due to health concerns, when Reginald Owen stepped into the role. The Lockhart family make their appearance as the Cratchitt family in this adaptation with Kathleen playing "Mrs. Cratchitt", Gene Lockhart (Kathleen's husband) plays Bob Cratchit and their daughter June Lockhart plays "Belinda Cratchit" but remains uncredited for her role.
2. "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol" (1962). Directed by Abe Levitow. Starring Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam and Jack Cassidy. Although it's not necessarily a classic film, it is a classic adaptation of the story featuring one of the more beloved animated characters, Mr. Magoo. It is also considered to be the closest to the original Dickens story.
3. "Scrooge" (1970). Directed by Ronald Neame. Starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness and Edith Evans. Finney's stunning portrayal of Scrooge is, without a doubt one of the best. This film, adapted from the stage, takes a different approach to the story and turns the story into a layered, wonderful musical. It's remarkable to see that Finney was only 34 years old at the time but he is able to craft a fully-fleshed older and younger Scrooge.
4. "Scrooged" (1988). Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen and Carole Kane. This is is a film that may not be everyone's favorite, but it has achieved cult status over the past twenty years. Retold for modern times, Murray portrays "Frank Cross", a cynical television executive that is producing a live broadcast of "A Christmas Carol" when he is visIted by his mentor - Lew Hayward one late night at the office. He is then visited by three Ghosts including the Ghost of Christmas Present, portrayed by Carol Kane as a punch-loving pixie fairy. Not recommended for the viewing of children due to the dark imagery and comedy.
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