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The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Musical, Drama  |  23 December 1978 (USA)
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B.A.H. Humbug (voice)
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Marley's Ghost (voice)
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Young Scrooge (voice)
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Paul Frees ...
Sonny Melendrez ...
Bob Cratchit (voice)
Debra Clinger ...
Martha Cratchit (voice) (as Debbie Clinger)
Bobby Rolofson ...
Tiny Tim (voice) (as Robert Rolofson)
Steffi Calli ...
Belinda Cratchit (voice) (as Steffani Calli)
Eric Hines ...
Peter Cratchit (voice)
Dee Stratton ...
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Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Shelby Flint ...
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Diana Lee ...
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This special is an animated remake of the live-action musical version created for the "Alcoa Hour" in 1956. See that series listing for details and see "Episodes Cast" for the cast. See more »

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Martha Cratchit: [singing] There is a spirit in the world of generosity/ That brings good things to all of us, whoever we may be/ So I believe in Santa Claus, for it can't be denied/ That he is generosity personified/ Yes, there is a Santa Claus for children everywhere/ Though you may watch the chimney tops and never see him there/ People say his magic sleigh flies in the sky above/ But you might find it anywhere you find unselfish love/ Oh, yes, he really does exist/ And Santa Claus will live/ As long as hearts...
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Saw the original on TV in 1956
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw the advertisement in TVGuide for this animation it was touted as an original work by Randkin and Bass. It so happened that the original TV airing in '56 with Basil Rathbone in the lead was a fond memory, especially the music. The original show featured Rathbone as Scrooge and a great cast of 50's names including Vic Damone, Patrice Munsel, Johnny Desmond and many other talents. The re-make in the seventies featured some great personalities as well but did not have the charm of the original broadcast live on the Alcoa Theater. Hearing Rathbone sing was unique. The other talents speak for themselves. I guess I really objected to the claim that the '70s production was an original work. I guess they thought that the original was a faded memory. Perhaps, since it was live and there is no video or film of the original to keep. The songs are exactly the same as they were in the '56 production but without the same charm.


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