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Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Country of Origin: USA
Date of Original Broadcast: 28 December 1964
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Average Episode Running Times: 84 mins
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: A Telsun Foundation, Inc. production
Executive Producer: Edgar Rosenberg
Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Associate Producer/Production Supervisor: C.O. Erickson
Production Manager: Jim Digangi

SCRIPT
Written by: Rod Serling
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (uncredited)

DIRECTION
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Assistant Director: Dan Eriksen

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Arthur J. Ornitz

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Nathan Greene, Robert Lawrence

MUSIC
Music: Henry Mancini
Song: Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, Sam H. Stept (Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree)
Song Performed By: The Andrews Sisters (Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree)
Choral Supervisors: Alice Parker, Thomas Pyle
Music Editor: Richard Carruth

SOUND
Sound: James Shields
Sound Re-Recordist: Richard Vorisek
Sound Effects Editor: Jerry Greenberg

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Make Up: Irving Buchman
Costume Designer: Anna Hill Johnstone

VISUAL EFFECTS
Titles: Film Dimensions Inc

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: Gene Callahan
Assistant Art Director: Lee Aronsohn
Set Decorator: Jack Wright Jr
Property Master: Thomas Wright

OTHER CREW
Script Supervisor: Marguerite James
Assistant to Producer: Eleanor Wolquitt

LOCATIONS
Studio: Michael Myerberg Studios, New York, USA

CAST
Sterling Hayden (Daniel Grudge)
Percy Rodriguez (Charles)
Eva Marie Saint (The Wave)
Ben Gazzara (Fred)
Barbara Ainteer (Ruby)
Steve Lawrence (Ghost of Christmas Past)
James Shigeta (the doctor)
Pat Hingle (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Robert Shaw (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Peter Sellers (Imperial Me)
Britt Ekland (the mother)
Peter Fonda (Marley (uncredited))

PLOT SUMMARY

Industrial tycoon Daniel Grudge is mourning the death in combat of his son Marley on Christmas Eve, 1944. Becoming cold-hearted and distrusting of US involvment in international affairs, he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Distributors: ABC

TIMELINE

1964
December

28: USA - television broadcast (on ABC)

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Canto per un altro Natale - Italian title

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

BOOKS

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc (2000)) pp.191-192
credits

Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man (USA: Dutton (1992))
production notes (by Gordon F. Sander)

KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, war


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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