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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 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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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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Trivia

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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...
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A Christmas Carol/Overture
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Underrated Classic
31 July 2006 | by lizzyn2002See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best renditions of "a Christmas carol" that i have ever seen, and yet most people have never heard of it! it doesn't get to all aspects of Dickens' original work, but it hits all the major points, and is coupled with great creative and original songs that get stuck in your head for days. The third person narration by B.A.H. Humbug it a very cute extra touch. In my opinion, the movie is neck-in-neck with Mickey Mouse for the best take on "Carol." It doesn't always get a yearly playing, but it is definitely worth keeping your eye out when scanning your TV guide around Christmas. It is really a fantastic retelling of a classic!!


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