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A Christmas Carol
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Written by Charles Dickens (story)
Starring Marc McDermott
Charles S. Ogle
Distributed by Edison Manufacturing Co.
Release date(s) December 23, 1910 (1910-12-23)
Running time 10 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

A Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison. It runs 10 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 novella. It featured Marc McDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Charles S. Ogle as Bob Cratchit.



The day before the Christmas holiday, Ebenezer Scrooge, a hard-fisted miser, refuses to contribute to the Charity Relief Committee, and then rudely rejects his nephew Fred when he visits Scrooge in his office. When Scrooge returns home, he sees the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who warns him of the punishment he will suffer in the next life if he does not change his ways. That night, Scrooge is visited by three more spirits, who show him his past, the present, and the future that awaits him.


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