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Scrooge (1951 film) Quotes

Scrooge (1951 film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Scrooge ended its run in 1970.

It features Brian Desmond Hurst as producer, Richard Addinsell in charge of musical score, and C.M. Pennington-Richards as head of cinematography.

Scrooge (1951 film) is distributed by Renown Pictures (UK).

The cast includes: Alastair Sim as Ebenezer, Noel Howlett as First Collector, Fred Johnson as Second Collector, Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley, Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit, Kathleen Harrison as Mrs. Dilber, Jack Warner as Mr. Jorkin, Rona Anderson as Alice, George Cole as Young Ebenezer Scrooge, Glyn Dearman as Tiny Tim, and Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Cratchit.

Scrooge (1951 film) Quotes

Alastair Sim as Ebenezer

  • (Alastair Sim) "A merry Christmas, Ebenezer. You old HUMBUG. Oh, and a happy new year. As if you deserved it."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Through the window?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "Are you afraid?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "Well -- I am a mortal, and liable to fall."
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "Bear but a touch of my hand, and you will be upheld in more than this."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Waiter. More bread."
  • (Unnamed) "Ha'penny extra, sir."
  • (Alastair Sim) "No more bread."
  • (Alastair Sim) "You see that toothpick?"
  • (Michael Hordern) "I do."
  • (Alastair Sim) "But you're not looking at it."
  • (Michael Hordern) "Yet I see it, notwithstanding."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Well, then, I'll just swallow this and be tortured by a legion of hobgoblins, all of my own creation. It's all HUMBUG, I tell you, HUMBUG."
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "My time with you is at an end, Ebenezer Scrooge. Will you profit from what I've shown you of the good in most men's hearts?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I don't know, how can I promise."
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "If it's too hard a lesson for you to learn, then learn this lesson."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Spirit, are these yours?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "They are Man's. This boy is Ignorance, this girl is Want. Beware them both, but most of all, beware this boy."
  • (Alastair Sim) "But have they no refuge, no resource?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "Bob, I haven't taken leave of my senses. I've come to them."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Are you the spirit whose coming was foretold to me?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "I am."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Who and what are you?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "I am the Ghost of Christmas Past."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Long past?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "No, your past."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Before I draw nearer to that stone, tell me. Are these the shadows of things that must be, or are they the shadows of things that MIGHT be?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I don't deserve to be so happy."
  • (Alastair Sim) "I can't help it."
  • (Alastair Sim) "What is your business here?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "Your welfare."
  • (Alastair Sim) "My welfare?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Past) "Your reclamation, then. Take heed, rise, and walk with me."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Well, my friend, I'm not going to beat around the bush. I'm simply not going to stand this sort of thing any longer. Which leaves me no choice, but to raise your salary."
  • (Alastair Sim) "No. Mrs. Dilber; I'm not mad."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Even if I look it."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Can you forgive a pig-headed old fool with no eyes to see with and no ears to hear with all these years?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I'll send it to Bob Cratchit, and he shan't know who sent it. It's twice the size of Tiny Tim."
  • (Alastair Sim) "What do you want with me?"
  • (Michael Hordern) "Much."
  • (Alastair Sim) "But it was only that you were an honest man of business."
  • (Michael Hordern) "BUSINESS? Mankind was my business. Their common welfare was my business."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Spirit, are these people real, or are they shadows?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "They are real. We are the shadows."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Both of us?"
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "Did you not cut yourself off from you fellow man when you lost the love of that delicate creature?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "Who are you?"
  • (Michael Hordern) "Ask me who I was."
  • (Alastair Sim) "All right, all right, who WERE you then?"
  • (Michael Hordern) "In life, I was your partner, Jacob Marley."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Well, in that case, CAN you sit down?"
  • (Michael Hordern) "I can."
  • (Alastair Sim) "I don't deserve to be so happy."
  • (Alastair Sim) "But I can't help it."
  • (Alastair Sim) "I-I I just can't help it."
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "So. Is your heart still unmoved towards us, then?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I'm too old and beyond hope. Go and redeem some younger, more promising creature, and leave me to keep Christmas in my own way."
  • (Spirit of Christmas Present) "Mortal. We Spirits of Christmas do not live only one day of our year. We live the whole three-hundred and sixty-five. So is it true of the Child born in Bethlehem. He does not live in men's hearts one day of the year, but in all days of the year. You have chosen not to seek Him in your heart. Therefore, you will come with me and seek Him in the hearts of men of good will."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Who is that? The doctor?"
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "The undertaker."
  • (Alastair Sim) "You don't believe in letting the grass grow under your feet, do you?"
  • (The Undertaker) "Ours is a very competitive profession, sir."
  • (Alastair Sim) "You'll want the whole day off tomorrow, I suppose."
  • (Mervyn Johns) "If quite convenient, sir."
  • (Alastair Sim) "It's not convenient. And it's not fair. If I stopped you half a crown for it, you'd think yourself ill used, wouldn't you? But you don't think me ill used if I pay a day's wages for now work, hmm?"
  • (Mervyn Johns) "'Tis only once a year, sir."
  • (Alastair Sim) "That's a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every 25th of December."
  • (Mervyn Johns) "Yes, sir. I'm sure I'm very sorry, sir, to cause you such an inconvenience. It's the family more than me, sir. They put their hearts into Christmas as it were, sir."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Yes, and put their hands into my pockets as it were, sir. I suppose you'd better have the whole day. But be back all the earlier the next morning."
  • (Mervyn Johns) "I will indeed, sir. Thank you, sir. It's more than generous of you, sir."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Yes, I know it is, you don't have to tell me."
  • (Alastair Sim) "I must have a label -- label label label label label."
  • (Alastair Sim) "I am standing in the presence of the Spirit of Christmas Yet To Come? And you're going to show me the shadows of things that have not yet happened but will happen? Spirit of the Future, I fear you more than any spectre I have met tonight. But even in my fear, I must say that I am too old. I cannot change. I cannot. It's not that I'm inpenitent, it's just -- Wouldn't it be better if I just went home to bed?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "No? Well, very well. Lead on."
  • (Alastair Sim) "You have my sympathy."
  • (Michael Hordern) "Ah. You do not know the weight and length of strong chain you bear yourself. It was as full and as long as this seven Christmas eves ago and you have labored on it since. Ah, it is a ponderous chain."

Kathleen Harrison as Mrs. Dilber

  • (Kathleen Harrison) "Is he dead?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "Yes."
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "It's just like you said."
  • (The Undertaker) "I always know."
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "Merry Christmas, Mr. Scrooge. In keeping with the situation."
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "Bob's yer uncle Mr. Scrooge."
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "Do you want to see a doctor?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "A doctor? Certainly not, nor the undertaker."
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "A guinea? For me? What for?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I'll give you a guess."
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "To keep me mouth shut?"
  • (Kathleen Harrison) "Are you all right, Mr. Scrooge?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I -- I don't know. I don't know anything. I never did know anything."
  • (Alastair Sim) "But now I KNOW that I don't know anything."
  • (Alastair Sim) "I don't know anything./ I never did know anything./ But now I know that I don't know/ All on a Christmas morning."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Shall I stand on my head? I must stand on my head."

Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit

  • (Mervyn Johns) "Mr. Scrooge?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I'm busy."
  • (Mervyn Johns) "Well, it's about Mr. Marley, sir. He's dying."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Well, what do you want me to do about it? If he's dying, he's dying."

Jack Warner as Mr. Jorkin

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Rona Anderson as Alice

  • (Rona Anderson) "Are you more rested?"
  • (Alice's Patient) "I am. Bless your dear, gentle heart. You know, I didn't think there was anyone like you left in the whole wide world."

Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley

  • (Michael Hordern) "Look to see me no more. But look here, that you may remember for your own sake what has passed between us."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Why do they lament?"
  • (Michael Hordern) "They seek to interfere for good in human matters, and have lost their power forever."
  • (Michael Hordern) "I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link and yard by yard. I gartered it on of my own free will and by my own free will, I wore it."
  • (Michael Hordern) "In life, my spirit never rose beyond the limits of our money-changing holes. Now I am doomed to wander without rest or peace, incessant torture and remorse."
  • (Alastair Sim) "But it was only that you were a good man of business, Jacob."
  • (Michael Hordern) "BUSINESS? Mankind was my business. Their common welfare was my business. And it is at this time of the rolling year that I suffer most."

Glyn Dearman as Tiny Tim

  • (Glyn Dearman) "I think I know who sent it."
  • (Unnamed) "Who? Who?"
  • (Glyn Dearman) "Mr. Scrooge."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Oh. dear, oh dear. Whatever made you think it might be him?"
  • (Glyn Dearman) "I don't know. I just think it."

Noel Howlett as First Collector

  • (Noel Howlett) "At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Are there no prisons?"
  • (Noel Howlett) "Plenty of prisons."
  • (Alastair Sim) "And the union workhouses; are they still in operation?"
  • (Noel Howlett) "They are. I wish I could say they were not."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Oh, from what you said at first I was afraid that something had happened to stop them in their useful course. I'm very glad to hear it."
  • (Noel Howlett) "I don't think you quite understand us, sir. A few of us are endeavoring to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth."
  • (Alastair Sim) "Why?"
  • (Noel Howlett) "Because it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices. Now what can I put you down for?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "Huh. Nothing."
  • (Fred Johnson) "You wish to be anonymous?"
  • (Alastair Sim) "I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish sir, that is my answer. I help to support the establishments I have named; those who are badly off must go there."
  • (Noel Howlett) "Many can't go there."
  • (Fred Johnson) "And some would rather die."

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