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The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

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Janice Torre (book), Romeo Muller | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Tom Bosley ... B.A.H. Humbug (voice)
Theodore Bikel ... Marley's Ghost (voice)
Robert Morse ... Young Scrooge (voice)
Dennis Day ... Nephew Fred (voice)
Paul Frees ... Ghost of Christmas Past / Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Sonny Melendrez ... Bob Cratchit (voice)
Debra Clinger Debra Clinger ... Martha Cratchit (voice) (as Debbie Clinger)
Bobby Rolofson Bobby Rolofson ... Tiny Tim (voice) (as Robert Rolofson)
Steffi Calli Steffi Calli ... Belinda Cratchit (voice) (as Steffani Calli)
Eric Hines Eric Hines ... Peter Cratchit (voice)
Dee Stratton Dee Stratton ... (voice)
Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Shelby Flint Shelby Flint ... (voice)
Diana Lee Diana Lee ... (voice)
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Storyline

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ghost of his one time business partner and friend, Jacob Marley. Marley tells him to change his ways and Scrooge refutes this as madness. He is then visited by three ghosts, all who show him what his future will be like if he doesn't change his ways.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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Okay ... but not very satisfying given really brief running time
27 August 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

Rankin/Bass do a highly abbreviated, musical version of "A Christmas Carol". It's fine, but it's a tough story to do justice to in under an hour, and inserting songs certainly doesn't help. What you essentially get is the high points and little else. Walter Matthau is a fine actor, but he's not quite what you want for Scrooge. The story is narrated by B.A.H. Humbug, an insect voiced by Tom Bosley. The less said about that the better.


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