An image from a movie poster advertising Scrooge, A Musical Version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, released in 1970 by National General Pictures. Leslie Bricusse wrote the screenplay, the music, and the lyrics, and was the executive producer. The film was directed by Ronald Neame. It starred Albert Finney as Scrooge, Alec Guinness as Marley’s Ghost, and Dame Edith Evans as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Albert Finney was a distinguished actor, having been nominated for academy awards for his performances in Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express, The Dresser, and Under the Volcano. Alec Guinness won an academy award for Bridge on the River Kwai in 1957. He played in a number of Dickens dramatizations, including Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. Dame Edith Evans played in a dramatization of David Copperfield.