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''Scrooge'' is a 1970 film adaptation of Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', directed by Ronald Neame. A {{musical}} adaptation, with book and songs by Music/LeslieBricusse, it stars Creator/AlbertFinney as Ebenezer Scrooge and Sir Creator/AlecGuinness as Jacob Marley.

It received a ScreenToStageAdaptation in 1992, which added six additional songs.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AcidRefluxNightmare: Scrooge's initial explanation for Marley's appearance is this. Given that Scrooge's dinner that night had been provided by someone who owed Scrooge a great deal of money, it's amazing that Scrooge didn't take alleged hallucinations caused by bad food as proof that Tom Jenkins was trying to poison him.
* AdaptationDistillation: Most stage versions remove the trip to Hell, but keep in Marley saying he's been expecting Scrooge and devils appearing with a huge chain in a further attempt to scare Scrooge straight.
* AdaptationExpansion: After the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge his own grave, Scrooge falls into it and finds himself in Hell, where Marley reappears to show him what he has to look forward to.
* AdaptationNameChange: Scrooge's nephew was renamed from Fred to Harry, Belle becomes Isabel, and the stage version renames Scrooge's sister Fan to Jenny.
* AdaptationalJerkass:
** The stage version makes Scrooge even more of a jerk than in the film, getting an additional song about how much he loves money, berating Marley's ghost after his visit, and denying any fault for his current circumstances.
** Jacob Marley is also more caustic onstage than in the film, getting even more lines mocking Scrooge.
* AdaptedOut: The scene of Scrooge's items being pawned off in the future is cut out.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The Christmas Yet to Come sequence, showing the public reaction to Scrooge's death, ups the ante from "nobody mourns him" to "spontaneous CrowdSong celebrating his death".
-->''Thank you very much!''\\
''Thank you very much!''\\
''That's the nicest thing that anyone's ever done for me!''
* BodyHorror: The walls and rocks of Hell are made up of tormented faces.
* CallBack: When Bob Cratchit buys his family goose from the poulterer, the prize turkey is hanging in the front of the shop. Bob mentions he bought "the finest bird in the shop," while looking at it.
* CanonForeigner: Tom Jenkins, a hot soup vendor and debtor of Scrooge's. He even gets to lead one of the most memorable numbers in the film, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing "Thank You Very Much"]].
* CloseKnitCommunity: Camden Town is portrayed this way, for the most part.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In the film, everyone in the Fezziwig Christmas party scene wears rather muted colors except for Isabel, who wears a bright [[TrueBlueFemininity ice-blue]] dress.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In the future sequence, Scrooge is gleeful at the crowd singing "Thank You Very Much" in front of his office, not realizing they're so happy because he's dead.
* CompositeCharacter: In the stage version the Ghost of Christmas Past is also [[spoiler:Scrooge's sister Jenny]].
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Scrooge.
** The Spirit of Christmas Present gets a good one on Scrooge:
--->'''Scrooge:''' I want to look in the window [at Cratchit's house].\\
'''Spirit:''' It will cost you nothing, which I'm sure is good news for you.\\
'''Scrooge:''' Will they be able to see me?\\
'''Spirit:''' No, which I'm sure is good news for them.
* TheEnd: The film ends with a "Merry Christmas" title card in place of this.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Scrooge's nephew Harry is only named once in the film, with Scrooge just calling him "nephew."
* EvilDebtCollector: Scrooge during the "I Hate People" number. He charges people more than ''20%'' interest for a one week extension on loans (And that's weekly interest, not annual), and then helps himself to the goods his clients are selling without considering that to be part of their payment.
* FakeOutFadeOut: After Marley shows Scrooge the phantoms, he disappears just long enough for Scrooge to think it was a dream before reappearing to talk some more.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Scrooge has a vision of ending up in Hell, which is red-hot except for his office, which is freezing cold.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: When Scrooge's sister appears, she's wearing a yellow outfit with a muff and shoulder cape trimmed with white feathers.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Scrooge's office in Hell still has the "Scrooge and Marley" door sign.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Inverted. The Ghost of Christmas Present pours what looks like wine in a cup he gives to Ebenezer to drink, and calls it the milk of human kindness.
* TheFunInFuneral: Everyone who owes Scrooge money shows up to his funeral. They start the wake a bit early, with one guy even dancing on his coffin.
* GotMeDoingIt: Even Scrooge can't help [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing getting caught up in the festivities that are his own funeral]], albeit obliviously.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Scrooge pleads with the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come and while in Hell that he can repent and change his ways; Marley dismisses this with [[IronicEcho an indifferent "Bah Humbug"]]. Subverted in that Scrooge wakes up alive in his bedroom, realizing he is not in Hell.
* IHaveManyNames: Scrooge's nephew is called Harry in the movie and stage version and Fred in the DVD menu.
* IfOnlyYouKnew: Harry's wife tells him that she doesn't want Uncle Ebenezer "haunting their party," while Scrooge and the Spirit of Christmas Present are in the room with them.
* IronicHell: Scrooge's "office" in Hell is identical to the one that Bob Cratchit works in, right down to it being freezing cold.
-->'''Marley:''' You will be to [[{{Satan}} him]], so to speak, what Bob Cratchit was to you.
* JerkassHasAPoint: "Fools who have no money spend it/Get in debt, then try to end it/Beg me on their knees, befriend them/Knowing I have cash to lend them..." This is true, even today.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: In flashbacks, Isabel takes part in an archery contest and wins while still wearing her finest dress.
* LonelyFuneral: This adaptation is one of the few that ''doesn't'' invoke this trope. Half of Camden Town shows up for Scrooge's funeral (the half that owes him money), though they technically [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing aren't mourners]].
* MoodWhiplash: When Scrooge sees the ghostly carriage on the stairs, the driver wishes him a Merry Christmas.
* MovieBonusSong: Inverted. The stage version has six additional songs, including "M.O.N.E.Y.," "It's Not My Fault," "Love While You Can," "The Milk of Human Kindness," "The Minister's Cat," and "A Better Life."
* NeverMyFault: The stage version has a song where after Marley's visit, Scrooge rails into him, accuses him of trying to steal his money, blames him for dying, and denies any fault for his actions and current circumstances.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Scrooge comes to the Cratchit house dressed as Father Christmas, they think he has gone mad. Scrooge doubling Bob's salary only seems to confirm their suspicions.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: This version of the Ghost of Christmas Past wears a red dress rather than a white/yellow one as in many other adaptations.
* PrettyInMink: The Ghost of Christmas Past is portrayed as a typical lady of the time, and carrying a fur muff.
* RecurringRiff: "I Like Life", sung by various people throughout -- including, eventually, Scrooge.
* ScareEmStraight: This adaptation has Scrooge being threatened with Hell if he doesn't reform. It works.
* TheSnarkKnight: Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Present are more snarky than in most serious versions, particularly in the stage version where they get additional lines mocking Scrooge.
* SupremeChef: Even pre-reformation Scrooge can't deny that Tom Jenkins' soup tastes amazing, taking a cup with him to go.
* ThereWasADoor: Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present utterly shatter the window as they leave the house.
* TooSpicyForYogSogoth: Scrooge is so nasty that the milk of human kindness wears off when he sees Harry's party games and starts to insult the guests, and the Ghost suggests he drink some more.
* TriumphantReprise:
** The first version of "Thank You Very Much" is a grave-dancing tune, but the reprise is one of genuine gratitude toward him after he turns over a new leaf. This is actually done without ''any change'' to the words whatsoever, just a change in context as to why the song is being sung.
** Also "No Better Life" and its light reprise "A Better Life".
** The first rendition of "Father Christmas" [[TheVillainSucksSong mocks Scrooge's complete lack of Christmas spirit]]. The second celebrates his discovery of it.
* TruerToTheText: This version includes the ghostly hearse, and Scrooge wishing to make amends with the boy singing carols.
* VillainSong: Scrooge gets "I Hate People," and in the stage version "M.O.N.E.Y."
* YouFool: Scrooge to his younger self, as the latter lets Isabel break their engagement and walk away from him.
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