'''''Scrooge''''' is a 1951 film adaptation of the novel ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''. It stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley; both would reprise the roles in the 1971 animated film ''WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol''.
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!!''Scrooge'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptationExpansion:
** Adds an extended StartOfDarkness sequence depicting how Scrooge and Marley were corrupted by an unscrupulous mentor luring them away from Fezziwig's good influence.
** Then there is the touching scene where Scrooge comes to Fred's house to accept his invitation for Christmas dinner at last, fearful that he would be rejected, only to find he needn't have doubted Fred's love.
** This movie covers Fan's DeathByChildbirth, as well as her final moments with her brother. The only other adaptation to attempt this was ''Ebbie'', which aired in 1995.
** Mrs. Dilber's presence was expanded in the movie as the first witness to the changed Scrooge, in a scene that's both hilarious and heartwarming.
* AdaptationNameChange: Love interest Belle becomes Alice instead.
* AgeLift: Fan in the original novel is Ebenezer's younger sister. Here she is the older sibling.
* AlmostDeadGuy:
** Young Scrooge, thinking his sister has died, bitterly storms from the room, and misses her dying request to him.
** Later, much older Scrooge has Marley delivering a warning with his last breaths, but it's pretty much over his head. Scrooge even waited until business was over to bother visiting him; his maid incredulously declares "I'll see if I can get him to hold out, I'm sure!"
* CanonForeigner: The PredatoryBusiness which buys out Fezziwig is personified by Mr. Jawking. Jawking serves as an EvilMentor to Scrooge and Marley both, pairing them up in an ominous scene. He is later caught embezzling from his own banking house; Scrooge and Marley bail him out in return for 51% of the stock share, effectively a hostile takeover.
* CorruptTheCutie: The Christmas Past sequence shows this happening to Ebenezer.
* CreepyChild: Ignorance and Want.
* DeadpanSnarker: Scrooge.
* DeathByChildbirth:
** Scrooge's mother died giving birth to him, leading to a troubled relationship between him and his father.
** Scrooge's sister Fan. Which leads to a troubled relationship between him and his nephew Fred.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Scrooge and Marley essentially. Oddly enough when we see Alice in the present day, she still looks the same.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Marley may have had a realisation on his deathbed but that doesn't stop him from being forced to walk the Earth carrying chains as a ghost.
* KilledMidSentence: Marley dies while attempting to warn Scrooge of his fate and to "save himself".
* LargeHam: Marley is a big one.
* LaughingMad: When Scrooge wakes up on Christmas morning and can't stop laughing out of joy, his housekeeper thinks, justifiably, that he's gone quite mad.
* MarketBasedTitle: Was released as ''A Christmas Carol'' in some markets.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he gets a better look at Fan's death, Scrooge realizes that she asked him to look after Fred. He begins to feel very contrite, as he has gone out of his way to ''avoid'' Fred.
--> '''Scrooge''': Forgive me, Fan!
* StartOfDarkness: The Christmas Past sequence explores this, more so than other adaptations.
* StepfordSmiler: When Bob Cratchitt comes home in the Christmas Yet To Come part, he tries to pretend that he's happy about an imagined goodbye from Tiny Tim. But he quickly collapses into his wife's arms in tears.
* TimeshiftedActor: [[{{Minder}} George Cole]] as Young Ebenezer Scrooge and [[Series/TheAvengers Patrick Macnee]] as Young Jacob Marley.
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