Scrooge is a 1935 British fantasy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop and Robert Cochran. Hicks appears as Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser who hates Christmas. It was the first sound version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.


Seymour HicksEbenezer Scrooge
Donald CalthropBob Cratchit
Barbara EverestMrs. Cratchit
Philip FrostTiny Tim
Robert CochranFred
Mary GlynneBelle
Garry MarshBelle's husband
Marie Ney (uncredited)Spirit of Christmas Past
Oscar AscheSpirit of Christmas Present
C.V. FranceSpirit of Christmas Future
Athene SeylerScrooge's Charwoman
Maurice EvansPoor man
Mary LawsonPoor man's wife
Eve GrayFred's wife
Morris HarveyPoulterer with prize turkey
D.J. WilliamsUndertaker
Margaret YardeScrooge's Laundress
Hugh E. WrightOld Joe
Charles CarsonMiddlemark
Hubert HarbenWorthington
Robert Morley (uncredited)Rich man

American Release Edits

The original American release of this film was 63 minutes long. The 15 minutes of edited material include:

  • The visit of the two men seeking donations is deleted
  • The Cratchit's dinner scene is shortened, including Tiny Tim saying "God bless us, everyone"
  • The brief scenes on a lighthouse and a sailing ship is cut
  • The party at Fred's while Scrooge and Christmas Present watch is cut.
  • Scrooge helps the boy wake up the poulterer.
  • And the ending where Scrooge meets Bob Cratchit at church.

The complete 78 minute version is now available on several DVD editions.

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