This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

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Philippa Bevans ...
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Johnny Desmond ...
Fred
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Betty
The Four Lads ...
Carolers
Alice Frost ...
Martyn Green ...
John Heawood ...
Hawkins
Bryan Herbert ...
Keith Herrington ...
Dennis Kohler ...
Betty Madigan ...
Ian Martin ...
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Two Gentlemen
John McGovern ...
Two Gentlemen
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This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

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23 December 1956 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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For a long time, this version of the musical was thought to be a lost film, a victim of the lack of preservation of many early television broadcasts. By chance, a copy of the master reel was found in the home of a retired executive for Alcoa, and restored for a DVD release, distributed on November 29, 2011. See more »

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Version of Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901) See more »

Soundtracks

The Birthday Party of the King
sung by Johnny Desmond
Music: Fred Spielman - Lyrics: Janice Torre
Orchestra conducted by Camarata
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Excellent presentation of a classic in a stage setting
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This production, and the wonderful music from it, was an important part of our family's Christmas tradition for many years-until the Long Play records were finally broken by one of the grandchildren. Although the story line was obviously very familiar, the stage craft and music gave new life to Dickens beloved Christmas tale. The casting was truly inspired -with Basil Rathbone the best of the lot. The original musical score was extremely clever and well done by some of the best artists (both from popular and classical venues)of that time. It's a shame that a video reproduction of performance is not readily available in tape or compact disc form. It would be wonderful if I could purchase a copy of the record of the musical score or if someone could burn a compact disc from a copy and allow me to purchase the same. Thanks very much.


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