Study Guide compares the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to the movie A Christmas Carol (1984) starring George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward, David Warner, and Susannah York. Directed by Clive Donner. A made for TV movie originally aired on CBS December 17, 1984. This is an outstanding movie version that is fairly accurate. A plus is the setting. The film was shot on location in Shrewsbury, England.