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Jacob Marley's Ghost

Jacob Marley's Ghost
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Jacob Marley is a fictional character who appears in Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. He is Scrooge's deceased business partner, now a chained and tormented ghost, damned to wander the earth forevermore as punishment for his avaricious and uncaring attitude towards mankind. Marley roams restlessly, witnessing the hardships others suffer and lamenting that he has lost his chance to help them forever.

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Filmography of Jacob Marley's Ghost (11 films)

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A Christmas Carol, 1h36
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Steve Valentine, Sammi Hanratty, Colin Firth
Rating67% 3.3999453.3999453.3999453.3999453.399945
In 1843, Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old moneylender at a London counting house holds everything that embodies the joys and spirit of Christmas in contempt. He refuses to visit his cheerful nephew, Fred, at his Christmas dinner party with his family, and he forces his underpaid employee Bob Cratchit to beg to take the day off for his own family. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who had died seven years prior and is now forced to spend his afterlife carrying heavy chains forged from his own greedy ways. Marley warns Scrooge that he will suffer an even worse fate if he does not repent. He then tells Scrooge he will be visited by three more spirits that will help guide him.
Surviving Christmas, 1h31
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Bill Macy, Christina Applegate, Sy Richardson, Catherine O'Hara
Rating55% 2.7510552.7510552.7510552.7510552.751055
Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) is a wealthy advertising executive. Just before Christmas, he surprises his girlfriend Missy (Jennifer Morrison) with first class tickets to Fiji. She is horrified that he would want to spend Christmas away from his family. Citing the fact that Drew has never even introduced her to his family, she concludes that he will never get serious about their relationship and dumps him. Drew has his assistant send her a Cartier bracelet to apologize. Desperate not to spend Christmas alone, Drew calls all of his contacts to find a place to stay on Christmas, but he is not close enough to anyone to be invited.
A Christmas Carol, 1h37
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Geraldine Chaplin, Jason Alexander
Rating63% 3.1973053.1973053.1973053.1973053.197305
The film opens at the London Exchange on Christmas Eve in 1843 where everybody is looking forward to Christmas Day except for the crabby and greedy miser Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge who hates Christmas shows his cold attitude to others by refusing to show mercy to a father and his daughter who are in debt, supporting the prisons and workhouses for the poor and refusing to dine with his nephew Fred. That night though as Scrooge dines alone before going to bed the ghost of his seven-year dead partner Jacob Marley appears. He tells Scrooge to repent or suffer the same as him by wearing a chain as Marley wears the one he forged from his own greed. Other ghosts also haunt Scrooge who too wear chains implying they were selfish and cold-hearted when they were alive. Marley tells Scrooge he will be haunted by three spirits and the first will call at One.
Christmas Carol: The Movie, 1h17
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Michael Gambon
Rating54% 2.749132.749132.749132.749132.74913
En 1857, à Boston, le vieil avare Ebenezer Scrooge, se retrouve seul le soir de Noël. L'esprit de Noël va alors lui montrer tout le mal qu'il a fait autour de lui.
Ebbie
Ebbie (1995)
, 1h36
Directed by George Kaczender
Genres Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Molly Parker, Taran Noah Smith, Jeffrey DeMunn
Rating66% 3.339533.339533.339533.339533.33953
The title character is businesswoman Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge, played by Lucci. Ebbie has never appreciated Christmas, and has been rotten to the holidays. She doesn't give to the needy, doesn't care about her employees at Dobson's (the store she owns), and most of all, she works on Christmas. One night, the ghost of her partner, Jake Marley (counterpart to Dickens' Jacob Marley character, played here by Jeffrey DeMunn), haunts her. She is soon brought back to a deserted Dobson's, where the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Jennifer Clement and Nicole Parker) show her the Christmases she has celebrated. They take her to a very significant Christmas when her sister Francine (Molly Parker) died after nearly miscarrying her niece due to toxemia of pregnancy (Ebbie believes that Francine would have survived had Ebbie not left her alone to attend a party); it is also the Christmas she met her soon-to-be boyfriend Paul (Ron Lea). They show her many other Christmases, including another grim one when Paul leaves her when she chooses to care more about her job than about them as a couple, when she and Marley take over Dobson's, and finally, the previous year, when Jake Marley died.
The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1h25
Directed by Brian Henson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about films, Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Meredith Braun, Frank Oz
Rating76% 3.847413.847413.847413.847413.84741
In this adaptation of the Christmas story narrated by Charles Dickens himself with the occasional commentary of Rizzo the Rat, it is Christmas Eve in 19th century London. The merriment is not shared by Ebenezer Scrooge, a surly money-lender who is more interested in profit than celebration. So cold to the season of giving is he that his bookkeeping staff, including loyal employee Bob Cratchit, have to plead with him just to have a day off work for Christmas by pointing out that Scrooge would have no customers on the holiday and that it would waste coal to sit alone in the office. Scrooge's nephew Fred arrives to invite his uncle to Christmas dinner with him and two gentlemen also come to Scrooge's offices collecting money in the spirit of the season to provide a Christmas dinner for the poor. Scrooge declines and complains that it is not worth looking after the poor, as their deaths will decrease the surplus population. Fred is shocked at his uncle's ruthless nature, but repeats his invitation, makes his own donation, and departs. Bean Bunny shows up asking for a penny to hear his song, but Scrooge throws a wreath at him in response.
Scrooged
Scrooged (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Films about television, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Robert Mitchum, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
Rating69% 3.4993753.4993753.4993753.4993753.499375
Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a successful but cynical television programming executive for the IBC network headquartered in New York City. He has demanded the network put on a extravagant live production of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve to seize the ratings opportunity, forcing the network's staff including his direct assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard) to work on the holiday. When some of his decisions are questioned, he fires timid yes-man Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on the spot. Frank's boss Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum) takes the liberty of hiring an assistant for Frank, Brice Cummings (John Glover), who is transparently after Frank's job. Hours before the show is set to start, Frank is alone in his office when he is visited by the ghost of his mentor Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), who warns him of the errors of his ways and that three ghosts will visit him over the course of the night. Before he leaves, Lew causes Frank's phone to call Claire Phillips (Karen Allen), Frank's true love who he had foregone when he became a television executive. Claire comes to visit Frank, but finds him too busy with preparations for the show, though leaves him the address of the homeless shelter that she helps out at.
A Christmas Carol, 1h40
Directed by Clive Donner
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, David Warner, Susannah York, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward
Rating77% 3.8946653.8946653.8946653.8946653.894665
The film opens with a funeral procession, presumably that of Jacob Marley, as his death is mentioned by the narrator (Roger Rees). The scene then changes to seven years later, on Christmas Eve in 1843 within the business establishment of Scrooge and Marley. Bob Cratchit (David Warner), a clerk employed by Scrooge, comments that Marley has been dead for seven years, but is gruffly ordered to return to work by Marley's surviving partner, Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott). Bob then attempts to add some coal to an almost nonexistent fire, but is stopped by Scrooge, who gives him a curt and cutting lecture on clothing as protection against the cold, and that "coal burns; coal is fleeting, and coal is costly". Scrooge then declares that there will be no more coal burned in the office that day, and orders Cratchit to return to work lest he be fired.
A Christmas Carol, 1h9
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, Barry MacKay, Lynne Carver
Rating74% 3.746483.746483.746483.746483.74648
The film opens on Christmas Eve in early Victorian London where Fred (Barry Mackay) arrives at the counting-house of his maternal uncle, Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen). Despite being invited to dine with his nephew the next day, Scrooge refuses. He then turns away two men who are collecting money for the poor, instead supporting the prisons and workhouses. That night Scrooge allows his clerk Bob Cratchit (Gene Lockhart) the next day off with pay but orders him back all the earlier the day after. After Bob accidentally knocks Scrooge's hat off with a snowball Scrooge sacks him on the spot, and deducts him a shilling. Bob spends the last of his wages on food for his family's Christmas dinner.