Alastair Sim In 'scrooge'

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19511226with Kathleen Harrison and Jack Warner

An adaptation from the sound-track of the Renown Pictures' presentation based on ' A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens

Adapted and produced by Thurstan Holland

Ohl But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas.

External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, nor wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty. Foul weather didn't know where to have him. The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect. They often ' came down ' handsomely, and Scrooge never did.

19521223with Kathleen Harrison and Jack Warner

An adaptation from the sound-track of the Renown Pictures' presentation based on ' A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens

Adapted and produced by Thurstan Hoiland