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A Christmas Carol (1984 film) Quotes

A Christmas Carol is a Drama that appeared on TV in 1984 on CBS. A Christmas Carol ended its run in 1970.

It features George F. Storke as producer, Nick Bicât in charge of musical score, and Tony Imi as head of cinematography. A Christmas Carol is executive produced by Robert E. Fuisz.

A Christmas Carol is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of A Christmas Carol is 100 minutes long. A Christmas Carol is produced by Entertainment Partners Ltd. and distributed by 20th Television.

The cast includes: George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, David Warner as Bob Cratchit, Anthony Walters as Tiny Tim, Joanne Whalley as Young Scrooge, Joanne Whalley as Fan, Nigel Davenport as Silas Scrooge, Derek Francis as Mr. Pemberton, Catherine Hall as Meg, Brian Pettifer as Ben, Roger Rees as Fred Holywell, Liz Smith as Mrs. Dilber, Peter Woodthorpe as Old Joe, and Caroline Langrishe as Janet Holywell.

A Christmas Carol Quotes

George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge

  • (George C. Scott) "You're devilish hard to have a conversation with."
  • (George C. Scott) "Another sound from you -- and you'll keep your Christmas by losing your situation."
  • (George C. Scott) "-- "Quick as a FLASH," you idiot."
  • (Unnamed) "Ebenezer. Shush."
  • (George C. Scott) "You said they could neither see nor hear us."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, yes -- that's right. Well, even I forget the regulations sometimes; after all, I don't come back very often."
  • (George C. Scott) "SHUSH -- I'm trying to listen to the game."
  • (George C. Scott) "-- Where are we now?"
  • (Unnamed) "The name would mean nothing to you. It's a place, like too many in this world."
  • (Catherine Hall) "-- Mary, Peter, they're cooked."
  • (Catherine Hall) "Do we have enough wood for the night?"
  • (Peter (their son)) "They're too hot to eat yet, mother."
  • (Catherine Hall) "They'll be cooler soon enough."
  • (Mary (their daughter)) "How did you get these, father?"
  • (Brian Pettifer) "I didn't steal them, if that's what you're saying."
  • (Catherine Hall) "She never SAID you stole them, Ben. Don't berate the girl."
  • (Brian Pettifer) "She should have some respect."
  • (Catherine Hall) "They fell from a cart into the road, Mary."
  • (Brian Pettifer) "Your father's not a thief, Mary -- Not yet."
  • (Catherine Hall) "-- Ben, come back and eat with us, won't you?"
  • (Brian Pettifer) "Look at these hands, Meg. They're hard hands; they've done hard work. I want to work, to have bread for my children -- It's not right that there's no work."
  • (Catherine Hall) "We four still have each other, Ben. That's the most important thing."
  • (Brian Pettifer) "I love you, Meg, all of you. Tomorrow, I want you to take the children and go to the Parish Poorhouse."
  • (Catherine Hall) "No. Better we all drown in the river, than go to one of THOSE places and be separated forever."
  • (Brian Pettifer) "Only until I can find work."
  • (Catherine Hall) "We wouldn't LAST that long --. Come on, Ben, let's have some dinner."
  • (George C. Scott) "Why are these people out here? Wearing rags, eating scraps. Why aren't they in poorhouses, or?"
  • (Unnamed) "Have you VISITED any of these poorhouses you speak of?"
  • (George C. Scott) "No, but I'm taxed for them; isn't that enough?"
  • (Unnamed) "YOU tell ME."
  • (George C. Scott) "Tell me, Spirit -- Will he live?"
  • (Unnamed) "I see an empty place at this table. I see a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, the child will die."
  • (George C. Scott) "No. Say he'll be spared."
  • (Unnamed) "If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, none other of my species will find him here. But if he is to die, then let him die --. "AND DECREASE THE SURPLUS POPULATION.""
  • (George C. Scott) "You use my own words against me?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yes. So perhaps, in the future, you will hold your tongue until you have discovered where the surplus population is, and WHO it is. It may well be that, in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than MILLIONS like this poor man's child."
  • (George C. Scott) "What have I done -- to be abandoned like this? What?"
  • (George C. Scott) "What do you want with me?"
  • (Unnamed) "Much."
  • (George C. Scott) "It's such a small bird."
  • (Unnamed) "It's all Bob Cratchit can afford."

Anthony Walters as Tiny Tim

  • (Anthony Walters) "Merry Christmas, Mister Scrooge."
  • (George C. Scott) "Don't beg on this corner, boy."
  • (Anthony Walters) "I'm not begging, Sir. I'm Tim Cratchit. I'm waiting for my father."
  • (George C. Scott) "Tim Cratchit, eh? Well you'll have a long wait, then, won't you?"
  • (Anthony Walters) "Merry Christmas, Sir."
  • (George C. Scott) "Humbug."
  • (Anthony Walters) "God bless us, everyone."

Roger Rees as Fred Holywell

  • (Roger Rees) "-- His wealth is quite useless to him, really. He doesn't do any good with it; he doesn't even make HIMSELF comfortable with it."
  • (George C. Scott) "I haven't SQUANDERED it, if that's what you mean by "making myself comfortable.""
  • (Unnamed) "You mustn't argue with those in the right. It's pointless, and even tactless."
  • (George C. Scott) "Tact is a quality I despise."
  • (Unnamed) "That I can see."

Liz Smith as Mrs. Dilber

  • (Liz Smith) "-- Watch, bed-curtains, blankets -- So what's your offer for all these?"
  • (Peter Woodthorpe) "One pound-sterling, five crowns and three schillings. Not a hay-penny more if I was to be boiled for it."
  • (Liz Smith) "You're hardened, Joe, and no mistake."
  • (Peter Woodthorpe) "I'm ALWAYS kind to the ladies. That's the way I ruined myself."
  • (George C. Scott) "Spirit, what perversity is this? I've asked to see some emotion connected with that man's death -- and you've shown me only greed, and malice, and apathy. Let me see some TENDERNESS, some -- DEPTH OF FEELING."
  • (George C. Scott) "There must be some mistake; your fellow Spirit already brought me here, earlier."
  • (George C. Scott) "Very well -- You're devilishly hard to have conversation with."

Derek Francis as Mr. Pemberton

  • (Derek Francis) "-- Ah, Ebenezer. We were afraid you wouldn't come."
  • (Mr. Tipton) "It's about to close, Sir."
  • (George C. Scott) "Well, I'm here, aren't I?"
  • (Derek Francis) "Good. You'll take our bid, then?"
  • (Mr. Tipton) "I take it you've changed your mind."
  • (George C. Scott) "Yes, I have changed my mind. The price has gone up."
  • (Derek Francis) "Gone up? But that's impossible."
  • (George C. Scott) "If you want my corn, gentlemen, you'll meet the price I quoted yesterday -- plus five percent interest for the delay."
  • (Mr. Tipton) "That's outrageous, Scrooge. You'll be left with a warehouse stuffed full of corn."
  • (George C. Scott) "Well, that's my affair, isn't it?"
  • (Derek Francis) "If we have to meet your price, our bread will be more expensive. The poor will suffer."
  • (George C. Scott) "Then buy someone else's corn. Good day, Sirs."
  • (Mr. Tipton) "Scrooge, one moment. We'll buy your corn -- at the price you quoted yesterday."
  • (George C. Scott) "It's too late for that, gentlemen. And if you wait until tomorrow, it'll cost you another five percent interest."
  • (Derek Francis) "Damn it, Scrooge, that's not fair."
  • (George C. Scott) "No, but it's business. I'll give you a second to make up your minds."
  • (Mr. Tipton) "All right, Scrooge, done and done."
  • (George C. Scott) "Good. Make sure that a check for the entire amount is deposited with my clerk. I don't ship until I have the cash in hand."

Joanne Whalley as Young Scrooge

  • (Joanne Whalley) "Fan?"
  • (Joanne Whalley) "Dear, dear brother. I've come to take you home, brother. Home for good and all. Father is so much kinder now than he used to be. One night, he spoke with me so gently that I worked up the courage to ask him if you might come home. And he said yes, you should. We came in a coach to pick you up; it's right outside."
  • (Joanne Whalley) "You've grown into quite a young woman, Fan."
  • (Joanne Whalley) "And you've grown into quite a young man, never to need see this lonely place again. Come on, let's not keep Father waiting."
  • (Nigel Davenport) "There, there, boy. Let's have a look at you. Well, they haven't been overfeeding you. That's evident."
  • (Joanne Whalley) "I've grown, Fan tells me."
  • (Nigel Davenport) "Yes, most boys do. I imagine she's also told you that you're not moving back here. So it's time you made your way in the world. I've arrange an apprenticeship for you. You'll move into Mr. Fezziwig's establishment in three days' time."
  • (Joanne Whalley) "Three days, Father? It's been YEARS since we've had my brother at home. I was hoping we'd have him for longer."
  • (Nigel Davenport) "LONGER? Three days is QUITE long enough for BOTH of us. You DO agree, Ebenezer, DON'T you?"
  • (Joanne Whalley) "Indeed, Sir. Quite long enough."
  • (Nigel Davenport) "That's better. Come along, Fan."

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