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The actress listed as Mrs. Titus was probably Lydia Yeamans Titus. A pre-release news item lists Agnes Vernon as "Caroline." Other films based on the same source include a 1908 Essanay Film entitled A Christmas Carol; a 1910 Edison film entitled A Christmas Carol; a 1938 M-G-M film entitled A Christmas Carol, directed by Edwin L. Marion, starring Reginald Owen; a 1951 British film entitled A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, starring Alastair Sim; a 1970 British musical film entitled Scrooge, directed by Ronald Neame, starring Albert Finney (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70; F6.4293); and a 1962 animated musical film made for television by UPA Pictures entitled Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, which had its premiere on NBC-TV on 18 Dec 1962 and had a theatrical release as part of Mr. Magoo's Holiday Festival in 1970. It was directed by Abe Levitow and starred Jim Backus as the voice of Mr. Quincy Magoo and Ebenezer Scrooge (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70; F6.3224). ...

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The actress listed as Mrs. Titus was probably Lydia Yeamans Titus. A pre-release news item lists Agnes Vernon as "Caroline." Other films based on the same source include a 1908 Essanay Film entitled A Christmas Carol; a 1910 Edison film entitled A Christmas Carol; a 1938 M-G-M film entitled A Christmas Carol, directed by Edwin L. Marion, starring Reginald Owen; a 1951 British film entitled A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, starring Alastair Sim; a 1970 British musical film entitled Scrooge, directed by Ronald Neame, starring Albert Finney (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70; F6.4293); and a 1962 animated musical film made for television by UPA Pictures entitled Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, which had its premiere on NBC-TV on 18 Dec 1962 and had a theatrical release as part of Mr. Magoo's Holiday Festival in 1970. It was directed by Abe Levitow and starred Jim Backus as the voice of Mr. Quincy Magoo and Ebenezer Scrooge (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70; F6.3224).

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DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Dec 1916
p. 192, 210
MPN
23 Dec 1916
p. 4017
MPN
30 Dec 1916
p. 4236
MPW
28 Oct 1916
p. 604
MPW
6 Jan 1917
p. 135
NYDM
23 Dec 1916
p. 26
Wid's
21 Dec 1916
p. 1188
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 December 1916
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
15 December 1916
LP9742
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

On Christmas Eve, chronic curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge endures a visit from the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley. Jacob chastizes Ebenezer for his grouchiness, and then hands him over to the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. These spirits take him to scenes from his boyhood and early manhood, and then to his dishonored grave. With his entire life passing before him, Ebenezer finally understands that he has led a life of selfishness and greed, and so he begs for a chance to repent. Then, Ebenezer wakes up and realizes that his experiences with the ghosts had been only a bad dream. He is sobered and changed by the nightmare, however, and devotes the rest of his life to helping those less fortunate than ...

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On Christmas Eve, chronic curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge endures a visit from the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley. Jacob chastizes Ebenezer for his grouchiness, and then hands him over to the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. These spirits take him to scenes from his boyhood and early manhood, and then to his dishonored grave. With his entire life passing before him, Ebenezer finally understands that he has led a life of selfishness and greed, and so he begs for a chance to repent. Then, Ebenezer wakes up and realizes that his experiences with the ghosts had been only a bad dream. He is sobered and changed by the nightmare, however, and devotes the rest of his life to helping those less fortunate than he.

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Legend
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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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