Scrooge is a 1970 British musical film adaptation in Panavision of Charles Dickens' 1843 story A Christmas Carol . The version shown here was filmed in London between January and May 1970 and directed by Ronald Neame . It stars Albert Finney in the title role . The film's musical score was composed by Leslie Bricusse , and arranged and conducted by Ian Fraser . With eleven musical arrangements inter . . .