Il sogno dell’usuraio (1910)

675 feet
35mm film, black and white

An Italian fantasy film made by the Cines company and based on Charles Dickens' . No director has been identified. It's the only known Italian adaptation of the novel.

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?


Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Alternative Titles

Dream of Old Scrooge
Old Scrooge
Il sogno del vecchio usuraio



  • 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.346 – credits