A Christmas Carol (1914) - extract - Charles Dickens | BFI National Archive

A Christmas Carol (1914) – extract – Charles Dickens | BFI National Archive

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This fine early version of Charles Dickens’s timeless Christmas story features established stage actor Charles Rock in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Despite the compressed running time, all of the story’s essential ingredients are skilfully woven into the mix. The visitations of the ghosts and their travels through space and time with Scrooge are particularly impressive for the period.

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  1. Interestingly, they changed the order of the two principal visions the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge just as they did in the Muppet Christmas Carol, in that the Ghost shows Scrooge his nephew's Christmas party first, then the Cratchits, instead of the other way around as in the book.

  2. I could understand blocking those "rebellious yanks" from watching it, but what about your Commonwealth children?  Have we not proved our loyalty enough to at the very least be granted the privelege of enjoying such historic films?

  3. BFI  !!!!    This is the Ghost of Films Past.   Don't tease these humble Youtubers with just 2 minutes of this film.     In the Spirit of Christmas   Post all of it  So the poor Bob Crachits of the world who do not live in the UK can enjoy it as well.

  4. Hey BFI  Don't be a Scrooge !  Post the entire 1914 Christmas Carol  so we here in the U.S can watch it too. (we cant view it on your web site) C'mon,  it would be a nice gift for Christmas.    Merry Christmas !

  5. We here in the U.S. are not authorized to view this video on the BFI website. Would somebody be so kind to download it and post it on here so we can enjoy it as well.  It's a free video so there should be no problem.  Thank you.

  6. Wow  Amazing. I tried watching the  complete version through the link provided but it says Content is NOT available in my location (US)    Im dying ! (to watch it)   Can you tell me how I can view this incredible movie  or  can you post it on YouTube Please !!!!!

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