MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,325 this week

A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, War  |  28 December 1964 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 405 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 3 critic

Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, the first of a series of Xerox specials promoting the UN. Director Joseph ... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

The Forgotten: P.O.E.
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3461 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Dec 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 16 Dec 2013
 
a list of 570 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie 1964)

A Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie 1964) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Carol for Another Christmas.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hoffman (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Peter Sellers, Sinéad Cusack, Ruth Dunning
The Cracksman (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A shorty, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catches him and is sent to jail. Once there some... See full summary »

Director: Peter Graham Scott
Stars: Charlie Drake, Nyree Dawn Porter, George Sanders
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed ... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him.

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth
The Honey Pot (1967)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Dandy Nichols
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim
The Father (TV Movie 1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Wynne Clark, Michele Dotrice, Philip Howard
The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie 1970)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A successful professor has his life disrupted by a secret from his past - in his college days he became a member of a powerful secret society, and now the society has a job for him.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Glenn Ford, Rosemary Forsyth, Dean Jagger
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
WAVE Lt. Gibson
...
Fred
Barbara Ann Teer ...
Ruby
...
...
The Doctor
...
...
...
Imperial Me
...
The Mother
Percy Rodrigues ...
Charles
Gordon Spencer ...
Edit

Storyline

Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, the first of a series of Xerox specials promoting the UN. Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast members were not officially released). In Rod Serling's update of Charles Dickens, industrial tycoon Daniel Grudge has never recovered from the loss of his 22-year-old son Marley, killed in action during Christmas Eve of 1944. The embittered Grudge has only scorn for any American involvement in international affairs. But then the Ghost of Christmas Past takes him back through time to a World War I troopship. Grudge also is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future gives him a tour across a desolate landscape where he sees the ruins of a once-great civilization. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob2@earthlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canto per un altro Natale  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening credits are alphabetical; the closing credits in order of appearance. See more »

Goofs

The Andrews Sisters recorded "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" for Decca Records, not RCA Victor. See more »

Quotes

[referring to girls severely injured by a nuclear bomb]
Daniel Grudge: Well, at least their children will not face this horror.
The Doctor: Children? These girls?
See more »

Connections

Version of Scrooge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol for Another Christmas
by Henry Mancini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The film of America, yet to come
19 January 2013 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

If Ayn Rand had watched this film when it was first broadcast on American television, she no doubt would have had palpitations. Carol for Another Christmas not only revels in bleeding heart humanism, it also drives a stake through the heart of the Randian philosophy of objectivism. That must have been galling for acolytes of Rand in 1964, but here we are in 2013, and after forty or fifty years of relentless anti-humanist propaganda we now live in a world where the quaint liberalism of Rod Serling has been displaced by - you guessed it - the selfish anti-communitarianism of Ms. Rand. This development would have disgusted the vast majority of Americans in 1964, who would have answered Daniel Grudge's (Sterling Hayden) question to The Ghost of Christmas Future (Robert Shaw) - 'must it be like this?' - in the negative. The ghost, however, doesn't respond - and now, sadly, we know the answer.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'...caught in a bombing raid...?' Mlynn-878-621065
It's airing on TCM on December 16 + 22, 2012. nskrenes
Where / when might I view this title? jcrt
Richard Harris role? mr6708
Doorbell effect near the end of the film... fiascofilmsco
Child mattie0218-1
Discuss A Carol for Another Christmas (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?