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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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 A Christmas Carol (2015) See more »

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An Old Fashioned Christmas
sung by Johnny Desmond and chorus
Music: Fred Spielman - Lyrics: Janice Torre
Orchestra conducted by Camarata
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magnificent
23 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought the recording in 1956 and have been playing it every Christmas since. I still get goose bumps when I hear the wonderful duet "It Might Have Been" and the song with the lyric "every man shall be my brother" Unfortunately my copy is getting a bit worn and I would like to secure another copy. If only they could show it again or provide a video of this program, but Alcoa has refused to do so. The music is so festive and cheerful that it makes me feel happy over the holiday season. I would like to correspond with others who appreciate this program. Basil Rathborn was magnificent as well as Patrice Muncel. The Four Lads were also outstanding.


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