Scrooge | 1970

Directed by: Ronald Neame

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Main Plot

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.


  • Albert Finney played the character Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1970 film "Scrooge," based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
  • Alec Guinness played the character of Jacob Marley in Scrooge, who was the ghostly business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge.
  • Edith Evans plays the character of the Ghost of Christmas Past in the plot of Scrooge.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "Scrooge" directed by Ronald Neame, Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound transformation after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Overwhelmed by remorse and compassion, Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning with a renewed outlook on life. He joyfully embraces the spirit of Christmas, spreading love, generosity, and kindness to those around him. Scrooge's redemption is exemplified as he reconciles with his nephew, supports charitable causes, and becomes a beloved member of the community. The film concludes with a heartwarming message of the power of redemption and the importance of embracing the true spirit of Christmas.

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Ronald Neame Albert Finney Alec Guinness Edith Evans