A Christmas Carol (1910 film)

A Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent short film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison. It runs 13 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 novella. It featured Marc McDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Charles S. Ogle as Bob Cratchit.

A Christmas Carol
Directed byJ. Searle Dawley
Story byCharles Dickens
Based onA Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
StarringMarc McDermott
Charles S. Ogle
Distributed byEdison Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • December 23, 1910 (1910-12-23)
Running time
13 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


The day before Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to contribute to the Charity Relief Committee, and then rudely rejects his nephew Fred when he visits Scrooge in his office. When Scrooge returns home, he sees the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who warns him of the punishment he will suffer in the next life if he does not change his ways. That night, Scrooge is visited by three more spirits, who show him his past, present, and future him.


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