Shower of Stars: Season 1, Episode 4

A Christmas Carol (23 Dec. 1954)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Lundigan ...
Himself - Host
Mary Costa ...
Co-host (spoken credit)
Bob Sweeney ...
Christopher Cook ...
Craig Hill ...
Queenie Leonard ...
Rex Evans ...
Billy Griffith ...
The Book Buyer (as William Griffith)
Peter Miles ...
Janine Perreau ...
Susan Cratchit
Judy Franklin ...
Juney Ellis ...
The Housekeeper


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Sally Fraser's singing voice was dubbed by Marilyn Horne. See more »


In the opening song, the boy soprano misses the opening lines of the third verse, revealing a lip-sync job. See more »

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Ray Middleton plays two roles, Scrooge's nephew Fred, and the Ghost of Christmas Present, but receives onscreen credit only for playing Fred. See more »

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A Wonderful Trip Back To The 50's
23 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw the Shower of Stars production of A Christmas Carol as a child in 1954. I must say, my jaw dropped at the first sight of Sally Frazier (the Ghost of Christmas past). I thought she was a Goddess,easily the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. When I was able to purchase an obscure video tape of this show in 1988 however, imagine my disappointment at the trick my 11 year old eyes had played on me. While still beautiful, she was nothing like I remembered. (or imagined!) What I did not remember, and was pleasantly surprised at was the outstanding score by the great Bernard Herrman. From the opening sounds of a child trumpeting his flute for the coming (acappella) carolers who sing their message as a foreboding warning of things to come, (so Herrman!) to the well done musical interludes that DON'T intrude on the story, this was an unexpected delight! I wish this was available on DVD and at the very least, Bernard Herrman's wonderful and ORIGINAL Chistmas score should be made available.

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