Much to my surprise, there appears to be not a single HTF Thread that’s dedicated to what is, in my opinion, THE definitive version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, especially when taking into consideration the numerous DVD Releases, and the Blu-Ray/DVD Sets that have been issued in the last few years!
A Few Fast Facts About A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951 UK Version):
– Stars Scottish Actor Alastair Sim, who also later voiced Ebenezer Scrooge in a Half Hour animated “Made For Television” Version that was also later issued to Theaters!
– A young Patrick MacNee (Best remembered as Steed on TV’s THE AVENGERS!) appears as the young Jacob Marley. As of October 2014, he is, at 92, also the oldest living A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cast Member!
– Kathleen Harrison, who played Ebenezer’s long suffering Maid, lived to be 103 years old!
– Peter Bull played the first Business Man (Who would go to Scrooge’s funeral only if fed!) and was also the Film’s Narrator!
– Produced by George Minter Productions.
– Released in the UK by Renown Pictures Corporation, Ltd.
– Distributed Theatrically in the U.S. by United Artists.
Perhaps this thread might best be served by HTF Members posting what, for them, is the best quality Home Video Version of this Definitive Christmas Classic in Blu-Ray; DVD; and yes, even the bygone VHS/Betamax Formats; along with any that are best avoided?
Any other tidbits relating to the Film, along with its Cast and Crew would also be greatly appreciated!