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A Christmas Carol (1910)


Marc McDermott stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this silent film version of Dickens' classic ghost story, A Christmas Carol. You can find out more about the film at A Passion For Horror.

A Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Studios. It runs 10 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations of Charles Dickens' famous A Christmas Carol. It featured Marc McDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Charles Stanton Ogle as Bob Cratchit.


The day before Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge uses 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 awaiting him.


  • Marc McDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Charles Stanton Ogle as Bob Cratchit
  • William Bechtel (actor) as (uncredited)
  • Viola Dana as (uncredited)
  • Carey Lee as (uncredited)
  • Shirley Mason (actress) as (uncredited)

See also

  • List of ghost films
  • List of American films of 1910
  • List of A Christmas Carol adaptations

Category:1910 films
Category:American Christmas films
Category:American films
Category:Films based on A Christmas Carol
Category:American silent short films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films set in the 1840s
Category:Films directed by J. Searle Dawley

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