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Actor Patrick Macnee presents and comments a TV screening of the colorized version of the movie Scrooge (1951)
A special, syndicated presentation of the colorized version of "Scrooge", the 1951 classic film starring Alastair Sim. Macnee appears as host to the film, in the same manner as Danny Kaye, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Boone and Red Skelton appeared as hosts for the first few telecasts of "The Wizard of Oz".

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    • Author: Uickabrod
    The Alastair Sim version of Dickens' A Christmas CAROL is the best version ever made. Sim gives a stirring performance that can be enjoyed anytime of the year when great acting is required to give a pick-me-up. Also, even though Patrick MacNee is in this film, he is still entitled to choose his favourites. He only received 50 pounds for the days work, so I would not constitute that as a major role that he would look back egotistically on. He only says: "Your servant Mr. Scrooge" ; "I'm sure we shall Mr. Jorkin, sir" ; "... place, no doubt, seems new and strange to you" ; "The world is on the verge of new and great changes, Mr. Scrooge. Some of them, of necessity, will be violent. Do you agree?" and finally, "I think we have many things in common Mr. Scrooge". Doesn't seem like a big enough role to make it his favorite film.

    Read the reviews of A Christmas CAROL (1951), starring Alastair Sim on this site for more details as to why you should see this film, and, as Patrick MacNee, enjoy it every year with your family.
  • Credited cast:
    Patrick Macnee Patrick Macnee - Himself - Host
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Hermione Baddeley Hermione Baddeley - Mrs. Cratchit (archive footage)
    Kathleen Harrison Kathleen Harrison - Mrs. Dilber (archive footage)
    Mervyn Johns Mervyn Johns - Bob Cratchit (archive footage)
    Alastair Sim Alastair Sim - Ebenezer Scrooge (archive footage)
    Jack Warner Jack Warner - Mr. Jorkin (archive footage)
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