MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 35,546 this week

The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Musical | Drama  -  23 December 1978 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 169 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Writers:

(book), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 244 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 2 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 01 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 159 titles
created 03 May 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 18 Sep 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie 1978)

The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie 1978) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Stingiest Man in Town.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Short 1976)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day
Frosty the Snowman (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
Frosty Returns (TV Short 1992)
Short | Animation | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas.

Directors: Evert Brown, Bill Melendez
Stars: Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks, Andrea Martin
Here Comes Peter Cottontail (TV Movie 1971)
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Danny Kaye, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray
Pirates (1986)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Bass
Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett
The First Easter Rabbit (TV Movie 1976)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A beloved toy stuffed rabbit is rescued by a fairy to be the first Easter Rabbit.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Burl Ives, Robert Morse, Stan Freberg
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman "Bumbles" to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world.

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rick Moranis
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Victor Buono, James Gregory, James Earl Jones
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A hermit, known as the Grinch hates Christmas and is tired of the Whos of Who-ville celebrating it. This year, he plans to steal it from them. Features the illustrations from the book accompanied by narration.

Director: Ray Messecar
Stars: Walter Matthau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
B.A.H. Humbug (voice)
...
Marley's Ghost (voice)
...
Young Scrooge (voice)
Dennis Day ...
Nephew Fred (voice)
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 ...
(voice)
...
Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Shelby Flint ...
(voice)
Diana Lee ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

christmas | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Meet Scrooge...


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1978 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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...
[...]
See more »


Soundtracks

The Christmas Spirit
Performed by Chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great movie
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie. This movie is a great Christmas movie and is amazing. I like how they can do a musical retelling of this story. This was actually based on a old play written by two unknown playwrights Fred Speilman and Janice Toore, however they closed the play after one night. After a lot of the legal dust was settled and the slander was lifted they reissued the play at my old acting school. I was one person to play Marley's Ghost and Christmas Future. I also noticed that Fezziwig was seen in a once shot but didn't get any speaking words. The past scene mostly focused on Scrooge's romance with Belle, and the present scene had Tiny Tim and family, and a scene with Fred. I would have liked it if they had a longer future scene, and more scenes. I would also like to say THank you, Charles Dickens, he's long dead, but he's with us in spirit, for this great story.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone have a copy of this??? mel20
Does anyone know if this movie will be released on DVD in the UK? SatineRose
Stingiest Man in Town: ORIGINAL TV Version (pre-1978) semarcus1
Discuss The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?