YMMV / Scrooge (1951)

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Scrooge's interactions with just about anyone after Christmas, but especially Mrs Dilber.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Scrooge essentially trolls Bob Cratchit when he returns to work- appearing to be his old sour self and that he's going to be fired... only to give him a raise.
    I haven't taken leave of my senses, Bob. I've come to them.
    • Then, just after Bob goes out to get more coal for the fire.
      Scrooge: *sourly* I don't deserve to be so happy. *starts to laugh* But I can't help it. *throws quill pen over his shoulder* I just can't help it!
    • The scene where Scrooge visits nephew Fred's home on Christmas Day, worried that he's irreparably soured their opinion of him, only to find they are delighted to welcome him to their Christmas party.
      • Very, very effective - this formerly caustic, flinty man enters their home the picture of quiet humility to the housekeeper.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Scrooge himself, a bitter, angry miser and general arse...and yet this version also goes into how he got his Jade-Colored Glasses in the first place.
  • Narm: Jacob Marley's haunting. It really can't be at all frightening with how over-the-top he is. He needn't have shouted so much.
    • Also this line when Young Ebenezer sees his sister Fan all grown up. The Foreshadowing is anything but subtle:
    "Mama must have looked as you do just before she died."
  • Nightmare Fuel: On the other hand, those Wandering Spirits. Shudder...
  • One-Scene Wonder: The actress playing the maid at Fred's house. She has no lines but steals the scene with the way she smiles and nods for Scrooge to go into the party. There's even a discussion on the IMDB boards about the identity of the actress. Frances Arden is apparently her name. She also has an uncanny resemblance to Audrey Hepburn.
    • This blog post here identifies her as Theresa Derrington.
  • The Scrappy: This adaptation has been noted to have one of the most annoying Tiny Tim's in history.
  • Tear Jerker: Scrooge realising he missed Fan's last words as he left her deathbed. And him desperately calling out "Forgive me, Fan!" while sobbing.
    • The Cratchits at Christmas Yet To Come. Peter reading from the Bible and his mother urging him to go on despite being near tears. When Bob comes home, he pretends to be happy and makes up a story about Tiny Tim saying goodbye before collapsing into his wife's arms.
    • Scrooge's first realisation that he is dead. "I ought to be here at this time of day"
    • Scrooge's reaction to seeing his beloved late sister, Fan, for the first time in the flashback. He shouts in joy, "FAN!" but she proceeds to run right through him (as he is essentially a ghost).