Message from Mars Restored

The British Film Institute and the BBC have worked together to restore the 1913 silent film A Message from Mars, a 68-minute film believed to be the first science fiction film made in Britain and to include the first depiction of Martians in a British film. The movie is a version of Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol, with a Martian taking the place of the Christmas ghosts. The movie starred Charles Hawtrey and was remade in 1921.

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