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Plot, Details & Awards

Scrooge

(1970)
86min.
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Plot & Details

Scrooge was designed as a follow-up to 1968's Oliver!, the Oscar-winning musicalization of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The umpteenth musical version of Dickens' 1843 novelette A Christmas Carol, Scrooge features several sprightly Leslie Bricusse songs, including the bona fide hit "Thank You Very Much." Buried under mounds of latex, Albert Finney is Ebenezer Scrooge. The Three Ghosts who turn the miserly Scrooge's life around on Christmas Eve are portrayed by Edith Evans (Past), Kenneth More (Present) and Paddy Stone (Yet to Come). Sir Alec Guinness also appears as a fussy, slightly effeminate Marley's Ghost. Intriguingly, Finney performs his many songs live, without post-production dubbing.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Pamela Cornell Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score Ian Fraser Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Robert Cartwright Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score Herbert Spencer Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Leslie Bricusse Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Terence Marsh Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Margaret Furse Nominated
1970 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score Leslie Bricusse Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1970 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Albert Finney Won
1970 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Leslie Bricusse Nominated
1970 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Leslie Bricusse Nominated
1970 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1970 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Leslie Bricusse Nominated

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