Balladeer’s Blog’s Eighth Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon continues!
SCROOGE (1935) – This is the notoriously cheapjack and rushed version of A Christmas Carol.
It is almost unwatchable if you’re not a lover of bad movies like I am. And we are talking lame, lame LAME!
The overall lameness and lack of effort is best represented in the scene with Marley’s Ghost. The ghost is “invisible” so Scrooge simply converses with an empty chair while Marley’s dialogue is heard in voice-over.
Seymour Hicks also played Scrooge in the 1913 silent movie version previously reviewed here at Balladeer’s Blog. In that version Hicks played Scrooge like a demented homeless person with wild eyes, sloppy clothes and unkempt hair.
Seymour’s depiction of Scrooge as a humanoid ferret in the 1935 film is better … but just barely. Everything else about the movie is so awful you’d think it was one of those painful to sit through talkies from 1929 or 1930.
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