An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.. A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Christmas Carol, A (1938) (DVD). . #2546 in Movies & TV > DVD. . This version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was really different from other versions .
For a time, the 1938 production, starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge, was the standard bearer of Christmas Carol adaptations for a couple of reasons.
Although there have been many screen adaptations of the novel by Charles Dickens, this was the first American film version and probably the most memorable.