Oct 29, 2015

A Christmas Carol - Movie & Audio Books - The 1st Silent Film & 1st Audio Film Of Charles Dickens Classic "A Christmas Carol" (Includes Audio Book Versions)

A Christmas Carol is one of the classics of the ancient western world. It's available in book form all over the place and you can read it online at Public Bookshelf. This post has the first ever movie made about, a silent movie made in 1910 as well as the first ever audio movie ever made of this book. The movies are followed by the book read out in audio form which can be downloaded and put on mp3 players for car drives etc.

The first movie of The Christmas Carol ever made:

1910 Silent Film:
Marc McDermott stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this silent film version of Dickens' classic ghost story, A Christmas Carol. 

Online Movie: Scroogeby Henry Edwards - Published 1935 - Adapted from A Christmas Carol 

Seymour Hicks plays the title role in the first sound version of the Dickens classic about the miser who's visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. This British import is notable for being the only adaptation of this story with an invisible Marley's Ghost and its Expressionistic cinematography. This is the uncut 78 minute version. 

Online Audio Books

Audio Book: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas) is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Glen Hallstrom.

Another audio book:
A Christmas Carolby Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 
Book from Project Gutenberg: A Christmas Carol
Category: Audio Book, human-read

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