Scrooge 1951 – Alstair Sim

This version is with Alstair Sim and is considered by many to be one of the first “good” depictions of the original classic A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens. This is intended for resident entertainment at Beatitudes Campus.


49 Replies to “Scrooge 1951 – Alstair Sim”

  1. I grew up watching the 2009 version, but wow, this version is amazing! Much more faithful to the novella, and it really warmed my heart unlike any other. Scrooge talking with Mrs. Dilber and onward is my favorite part of all conversions so far, especially with Bob and Scrooge, I really felt the same as Bob… Merry and Happy! Thank you for uploading!

  2. Thank you for posting this! Other posters have written what I would have. Regarding the intro music, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" is one of the loveliest versions I've ever heard. That's when the film becomes very magical.

  3. the casting and script are outstanding: it was interesting to see Patrick McNee as a young Scrooge. Charles Dickens would have been pleased with Sim's masterful portrayal of the villain turned hero.

  4. Alastair Sim (not "Alaistaire Sims") was not the " first version" of Ebenezer Scrooge; there were other movie adaptations before this one, going back to the Silent Era.

  5. Many fine actors have acted the role of Scrooge. However, Sim's portrayal is the definitive version for me. His joyful transformation is a wonder to behold!

  6. I've watched every scrooge movie and none come even close in comparison to this one. Sim's was made for this part. So was everyone in it.

  7. There are so many touching scenes in this movie. One is the least talked about bc it’s a rather dark frightening scene, but Scrooge was given a gift. This intervention and it was entirely bc of his doomed old friend Jacob Marley looking out for him. Scrooge went on to live an exceptional life while as far as we know, Jacob continued to wander through the world. That was a selfless act by his old friend.

    I loved the tough love Jacob gave him during his visit too

  8. It's Alistair Sim, not Alistaire Sims. And he wasn't the "first version" of Ebenezer Scrooge (whatever that means….). There were at least three film versions prior to his, including one going back to 1910.

    But I totally agree – I can't watch any other versions because this is the best- and Alistair Sim is the best.

  9. It’s not Alstair Sim, nor is it Alistaire Sims. It’s Alastair Sim. And he wasn’t the first version; there were two major ones in 1935 and 1938 (and several even before that).

    Thanks for posting!

  10. No other Scrooge can compare to Alister Sim… He sorta broke the mold….I am 80 and have watched this as a family Christmas show for as long as I can remember. My kids and grandchildren now do the same…..We all look forward to this movie.

  11. I've watched this version of Scrooge since I was a child and I'm 70 now, and it has always remained my absolute favorite Christmas film. Sim is without comparison in his brilliant embodiment of Scrooge. This is the most faithful film rendition of Dickens' work and it really captures the feel of Victorian England, especially that nightmarish scene at the cave-like rag picker's shop with obviously ill child laborers. But my favorite scene is Scrooge's morning redemption and his dancing about "….as light as a feather and as giddy as a schoolboy!!"

  12. I just watched this wonderful timeless movie again on Christmas Eve. Thank you so much for posting it! Sending hopes for peace and good will to all people.

  13. I'm enjoying watching this, and I realized that this is the much more acclaimed version, but my favorite has always been 1938 with Reginald Owen and the Lockhart family.

  14. As I watch this, it is 1:26 am Christmas MORNING in England… I am in the U.S. So, this is what time Scrooge would have had a visitor.

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