In 1840s London, Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited businessman who receives his terrifying comeuppance. One Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?
In just one night, he has seen his past, his present, and his future... and they've all come back to haunt him.
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When the two men arrive at Scrooge's office to ask for a charitable donation, Foster offers his hand to Scrooge and says (according to the subtitles) "May I press your cudiles, sir?" The website worldwidewords.org has not found any words resembling this. Edward Petherbridge
(who played Foster) said that the word in the script was "cudulles", but there are no other known references to this word, either. Worldwidewords.org reports that, according to Petherbridge, Peter Barnes
(who wrote the adaptation) insisted that the word be used. Petherbridge said that Barnes "was born in Bow so was a true Cockney. He was fond of obscure words, but I think I was assured the word meant mitts, fingers, digits, or just hands." See more
When Scrooge is with the ghosts, they walk through walls but over and on the furniture. See more
A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
Although the opening credit sequence is basically the same, the typeface used for the sequence in the "letterboxed" version is entirely different. In this version, the credits are printed entirely in capital letters. See more
I Want to Marry Rose
Performed by Ian McNeice
and Annette Badland See more