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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)
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)
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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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B.A.H. Humbug: [singing] Christmas trees are brightly lighted/ Around the world, the church bells ring/ Big and small, all are invited/ To the birthday party of the King/ Mighty prince and humble peasant/ Each must choose a gift to bring/ Do you have a birthday present/ For the birthday party of the King?/ Once wise men came in His honor/ Bringing frankincense, myrrh, and gold/ But what is gold to a Ruler/ Who has all the stars to hold?/ Do you know what gift will please Him?/ Praise Him more than anything/ ...
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Version of Ms. Scrooge (1997) See more »

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Great movie, but a better play.
27 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the only animated version of "Stingy" I've seen,and it's great, but for years at the Cabaret Supper Theater in Fort Sill, OK, we did this show every year on the stage. The music is superb; the songs wonderful, and the opportunity for children to 'be in a show" are boundless. Our director, the late Ray Shermeyer (who played Scrooge, naturally) held open auditions and cast just about every kid who showed up. He started this around 1967 and when the Cabaret finally was forced to close its doors (as many "supper theaters" did) in 1989, many of those children, then in their late teens or early twenties, came to the mike and said it had given them the confidence to get into shows. Several went on to showbiz careers.

It's a wonderful show for the Christmas season, and it's even a more wonderful play for amateurs (and especially children) to feel the thrill of being on the stage for the first time. HOLLY-HO!


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