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A Christmas Carol (1945)

Country of Origin: USA
Dates of Original Broadcast: 20 December 1945
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Average Episode Running Times: 30 mins
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: WBKB-TV
Producer: Beulah Zachary

SCRIPT
Teleplay: Beulah Zachary

DIRECTION
Director: Beulah Zachary

PHOTOGRAPHY
Cameras: Rachel Stewart, Esther Rajewski

CAST
Norman Pellegrini (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Raymond Groya (Scrooge's nephew)
James Wade (Bob Cratchit)
June Schmidty (Mrs Cratchit)
Dave Koukal (Marley's ghost)
Bruce Fields (Scrooge as a small boy)
Marian Erickson (Mrs Fred)
Marilyn Fisher (Mrs Dilber)

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly 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?

NOTE

Broadcast as part of a one-hour variety package.

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Billboard 29 December 1945 pp.10, 12 (USA)
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Variety 26 December 1945 p.33 (USA)
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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.176
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers, redemption

 


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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