A Christmas Carol (1910)

17m, 300 metres, 1000 ft, 1 reel
35mm, black and white, 1.33:1
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American fantasy film directed by John H. Collins.

Plot Summary

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer is visited on Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he's visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge's heart?


* = uncredited

Director: John H. Collins *
Edison Company
Supervision: J. Searle Dawley *
Scenario: John H. Collins *
[Based on the Novel ] By: Charles Dickens

Marc McDermott [Ebenezer Scrooge]
Charles Ogle [Bob Cratchit]
William Bechtel
Carey Lee
Viola Dana
Leonie Flugrath
Shirley Mason
Marc McDermott

Extracts included in
The Great Christmas Movies (1998)



  • The Bioscope vol.13 no.266 (16 November 1911) p.483 – illustrated review
  • The Bioscope vol.13 no.268 (30 November 1911) p.supplement xiv – review
  • Films in Review vol.45 no.11/12 (November/December 1994) pp.2-5 – illustrated article (Merry Christmas from Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison by Fred Guida)
  • The Talbot Tattler vol.1 no.4 (16 December 1911) p.33 – review


  • A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.172 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.65 – credits