Webster University Film Series Presents will present a free showing of “Scrooge” Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Auditorium/Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves.

In this straightforward adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas,” Ebenezer Scrooge (Sir Seymour Hicks) is the ultimate miser and cannot stomach Christmas or holiday cheer.

His impoverished clerk Bob Cratchit (Donald Calthrop) and nephew Fred (Robert Cochran) are full of holiday spirit.

But in the night, visits by three spirits leave a lasting impression on Scrooge.

The showing of “Scrooge” will be preceded by “Somewhere in Dreamland” (Dave Fleisher, 1936, US, 9 minutes) and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” (Dave Fleisher, 1936, US, 9 minutes).

For more information, people may visit http://www.webster.edu/film-series.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.