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A Christmas Carol (1943)

Country of Origin: USA
Date of Original Broadcast: 22 December 1943
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Episode Running Time: 60 mins
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: DuMont Television Network

SCRIPT
Teleplay: William Podmore
Novel: Charles Dickens

DIRECTION
Director: George Lowther

CAST
William Podmore (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Don Randolf
Consuela Lembke
Ralph Locke
Noah Julian
Roger DeKoven
Lon Clark

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he's visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge's heart?

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Distributors: W2XWV

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

NEWSPAPERS

New York Herald Tribune 22 December 1943 p.29 (USA)
review

The New York Times 22 December 1943 p.39 (USA)
review

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)) p.174
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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