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"Scrooge" 1935 Video Movie Review - More Humbug!


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Tonight's Christmas classic is "Scrooge." This version of "A Christmas Carol" came out in 1935...I must say that I was not too fond of it...especially compared to the 1951 version. I go into a lot more detail in the review! 

 

Which "A Christmas Carol" movie is your favorite version? It can even be the Muppet version (I actually love this one)! I'd love to discuss it with anyone :3

 

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Some comments--

 

Have you ever seen the story performed on stage? 

 

Your criticism about the visuals-- with its unglamorous staging, maybe it has the look that most resembles the dreary conditions Dickens was writing about.

 

So you are going to track down a copy of the silent version ("Old Scrooge")..?

 

Maybe an off-screen Jacob Marley was meant to be a gimmick, or else a result of a budgetary decision to get out of hiring another actor. 

 

Does not recommending it mean you had a horrible time watching the film..?

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I have seen it on stage at least five times in my life lol! I love the story. In the video I explain that I do not recommend it because there are simply better, more enjoyable, versions of the film to watch...I go on to say though that if you're looking for a dreary and cold version of the story, then this one is for you. 

 

That being said, I wouldn't say I had a terrible time watching it...I just kept thinking about how much better other ones are. I say "do not recommend" because I hate reviewers that straight up say "don't watch this movie." It's like..."who are you to tell me not to watch it?" ya know? 

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I have seen it on stage at least five times in my life lol! I love the story. In the video I explain that I do not recommend it because there are simply better, more enjoyable, versions of the film to watch...I go on to say though that if you're looking for a dreary and cold version of the story, then this one is for you. 

 

That being said, I wouldn't say I had a terrible time watching it...I just kept thinking about how much better other ones are. I say "do not recommend" because I hate reviewers that straight up say "don't watch this movie." It's like..."who are you to tell me not to watch it?" ya know? 

Thanks for explaining. I was worried that you were getting too bah-humbug about SCROOGE '35 and that it could be contagious. :)

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