A Christmas Carol Reviews
Ebenezer Scrooge owns his own business run by his one employee, Bob, who barely gets paid enough to make ends meet. He has a beautiful wife and a disabled boy, Tim. Ebenezer has no care for Christmas and actually fires Bob due to an accident on Christmas Eve. Bob doesn't know how to break the news to his family. Meanwhile, Ebenezer is whisked off to learn the error of his ways and behaviors.
"Don't work overtime, you might make something of yourself."
Edwin Marin, director of Tall in the Saddle, Abilene Town, Invisible Agent, Fort Worth, Sugarfoot, Lady Luck, Colt .45, Johnny Angel, and Fighting Man of the Plains, delivers A Christmas Carol. The storyline for this fit tightly to the story as we know it and the characters were fun. The run time was 69 minutes and the acting was solid as the cast includes Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Leo Carroll, Ann Rutherford, and Ronald Sinclair.
"What's your business with me?"
I came across this on Netflix and decided to give it a viewing this holiday season. This was okay and delivers the storyline as you'd expect. There are versions of this I enjoy more, but this is a classic that delivers the story and premise well. This is worth an occasional viewing.
"I shall follow gladly."
message is universal and while this version tries to convey it it's glossy look kind of undermines the message. Still this is a festive film and for the whole family, so with that in mind I would recommend it for the holidays. But for those of us who are Christmas Carol purists and for those who want to feel Dicken' s true message I suggest that the best versions are Alistar SIM ,Patrick Stewart, and George C Scott, in that order.