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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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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 ... 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 ... Belle (voice)
Diana Lee Diana Lee ... (voice)
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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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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Dennis Day final TV performance. See more »

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B.A.H. Humbug: [Scrooge puts on a top hat and gets ready to leave in his nightgown] Hey! You can't go out like that!
Ebenezer Scrooge: But I have to do my Christmas shopping!
B.A.H. Humbug: Without your pants?
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1982) See more »

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The Christmas Spirit (reprise)
Performed by Walter Matthau and Chorus
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This story seems awfully familiar.
13 December 2011 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

I am sure I have seen this tale in some other incarnation somewhere before, I swear.

In a bizarre, alternate history London, where everyone apparently speaks with an American accent, Ebeneezer Scrooge (Walter Matthau) is about to be visited by ghosts...sound familiar yet? As Bart Simpson once said, TV writers have been milking that goat for years. The Stingiest Man in Town is not the best version of Scrooged...I mean A Christmas Carol, but it's a nice intro to the story for kids. Back in the days when lots of obscure children's animation were released on VHS by flash-in-the-pan distributors I rented this 50-minute cartoon and it kinda stayed with me.

Still, Mickey's Christmas Carol is the best animated version.


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