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1938 | 'A Christmas Carol'

MoviesEbenezer Scrooge (fictional character)Lionel BarrymoreJune Lockhart
In this modestly budgeted MGM production, Reginald Owen stepped in at the last minute for an ailing Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge. This version is softer and brighter -- more Hollywood, if you will -- than other interpretations, leading some critics to label it "A Christmas Carol Lite." Scrooge,... From the Times archives