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A Christmas Carol

This 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens' well-known story A Christmas Carol is a black and white version of the holiday classic. It stars Alastair Sim as the miserly Scrooge. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 02 Dec 1951
Video Release: 01 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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A Christmas Carol is rated Not Rated:

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Cast: Alastair Sim
Studio: 1951 Renown Pictures Corporation/ VCI

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A Christmas Carol (1951) - Movie imageWhen my son asked what my favorite part of the holiday season was, I sassily replied… 
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Why Is A Christmas Carol Rated Not Rated?

Overall: A
Alastair Sim is the perfect Ebenezer Scrooge in this 1951 black and white… 
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The Ghost of Christmas Present opens his long robe to reveal two impoverished children seeking… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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