Scrooge is a 1970 musical film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 story, A Christmas Carol. It was filmed in London between January and May 1970 and directed by Leslie Bricusse, and starred Albert Finney in the title role. The film received four Academy Award nominations, and although it received limited praise, but Albert Finney won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy in 1971.
The film’s musical score was composed by Leslie Bricusse, and arranged and conducted by Ian Fraser. With eleven musical arrangements interspersed throughout (all retaining a traditional British air about them). The award-winning motion picture is a faithful musical retelling of the original Dickens tale.