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A mean and miserly proprietor of a counting house in 1840's London is taken by ghosts to Christmas scenes of his youth, contemporary ones involving his family and employee, and lastly, a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Lundigan ...
Himself - Host
Mary Costa ...
Herself - Co-host (credit only)
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Bob Sweeney ...
Christopher Cook ...
Sally Fraser ...
Craig Hill ...
Queenie Leonard ...
Rex Evans ...
Solicitor
Tony Pennington ...
Solicitor's Companion
Billy Griffith ...
The Book Buyer (as William Griffiths)
Peter Miles ...
Janine Perreau ...
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A mean and miserly proprietor of a counting house in 1840's London is taken by ghosts to Christmas scenes of his youth, contemporary ones involving his family and employee, and lastly, a possible future holiday where he might be dead and forgotten, if he doesn't change his ways. Written by WesternOne

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23 December 1954 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was an unusual early color film broadcast by CBS, and was replayed on 15 December 1955 and in 1956 as a sort of mini-tradition at Christmastime. See more »

Goofs

After the Ghost of Christmas Past vanishes into thin air, its shadow can be seen exiting stage left. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Version of A Christmas Carol (1908) See more »

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25 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is on DVD, it's a bonus feature on the Bing Crosby and Kate Smith Christmas DVD. I was excited to watch this, never knowing that March played Scrooge before, and always up for seeing a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. What a huge disappointment! This is borderline garbage. March doesn't deliver and the rest of the actors, except for Rathbone of course, are lousy. The songs aren't memorable, nor even mediocre enough to sit through, and the choice of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is unbelievably ridiculous. The only consolation is that the Bing Christmas show is the main feature and worth paying the $8 for, so you're not really paying for this version of A Christmas Carol (unless you watch it).


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