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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

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 movie was made because the original 1956 version had been transmitted live and was thought not to exist. It was meant as a new vehicle for the music from the original production, in order to preserve it for copyright reasons. Ironically, a kinetoscope (filmed right from the TV while the 1956 version aired) version was discovered in 2011 and has now been restored and released on DVD/ See more »

Quotes

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 A Christmas Carol (1950) See more »

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The Christmas Spirit
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Rankin/Bass Version of the Christmas Carol
9 January 2011 | by dwindler-652-298703See all my reviews

Once again, Rankin/Bass did a another great Holiday special, This time a Charles Dickens Best Work, A Christmas Carol, this time they renamed The Stingiest Man in Town, Cast did a good job, Walter Matthau did a great job as the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge who learn a lesson about Christmas when 3 Ghosts came to visit them, Paul Frees who is the voice of both Ghost of Christmas Past and Ghost of Christmas Present, but Ghost of Christmas Yet of Come is quiet but no Voice Actor, Tom Bosley is a voice of the B.A.H. Humbug the Storyteller of this special, This animated special got good music, good storyline and good acting, It's a heartwarming story and A Good Holiday Special.


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