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    Christmas 1913 at the Pictures

    Christmas 1913 at the Pictures

    Christmas 1913 saw cinema audiences treated for the first time to the screen adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. His 1843 novel was produced as a silent movie starring Seymour Hicks as the miserly businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge.   But that’s just one of the films that was on offer to enthusiastic audiences that year which saw picture houses spread as rapidly here as elsewhere in the world – as Ruth Barton, head of film studies at Trinity College told us.   Christmas 1913 at the Pictures by Ruth Barton By 1913, going to the pictures was a popular leisure activity, ...

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