What a Scrooge Part 3 (A Christmas Carol, 1949)

Christmas-Carol-1949_coverThis odd little telefilm from 1949 mainly has one interesting point.  It is hosted by Vincent Price.  But truthfully, clocking in at 25 minutes?  It causes the film to fail in pretty much every way.

The ghosts are not remotely unnerving.  They only show Scrooge one aspect of his past, present and future (actually they show two for the Future) which makes it impossible to buy into Scrooge’s horror and his eventual turn around.  His change of heart does not ever feel earned.

This was just not an enjoyable or inspiring telling of a classic tale.

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