The Christmas Carol (1949)

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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

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Taylor Holmes ...
Patrick Whyte ...
Bob Cratchit (as Pat White)
Robert Clarke ...
Earl Lee ...
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George James ...
Queenie Leonard ...
Mike Miller ...
Karen Kester ...
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Missie Cratchit (as Jill Oppenheim)
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Tiny Tim (as Bobby Hyatt)
Constance Cavendish ...
Martha (as Connie Cavendish)
Jack Nestle ...
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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

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25 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Host: G. K. Chesterton has said 'In everyone there is a certain thing that loves children, fears death and that likes sunlight: that thing enjoys Dickens.'
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Version of Ebenezer (1998) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditional English Carol
Sung by The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir (as The Mitchell Choirboys)
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A funny little production of "The Christmas Carol"
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This condensed version of the Dickens story was shown on CBN one December in the mid-1980s. I taped it, and our family has enjoyed watching it each Christmas since then. The production is simple, but certain of the elements evoke unintended laughs. Only about half of the actors use British accents. Taylor Holmes' portrayal of Scrooge is very melodramatic, and we laugh at some of his delivered lines. The effect of Marley breaking through Scrooge's door is also very funny: a shot of the door is superimposed with Marley walking through a large sheet of paper and accompanied by a big "boom" sound effect. However, the program is very charming, despite the mediocre production values. I hope it is made available someday, even as a bargain-bin DVD.


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