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A Christmas Carol (1982)

Country of Origin: USA
Date of Original Broadcast: 1982
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Average Episode Running Times: 87 mins
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Ratio:
Sound: stereo

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: The Guthrie Theater in association with Elm Video Theater and the Entertainment Channel
Executive Producer: Donald Schoenbaum
Executive Producer for The Entertainment Channel: Sarah Frank
Coordinating Producer: Lou Moore
Producer: Bill Siegler
Associate Producer: Wendy Cornell
Production Manager: Michael Farcius

SCRIPT
Adaptation: Barbara Field
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Original Stage Production Conceived by: Stephen Kanee

DIRECTION
Director for Television: Paul Miller
Director for the Stage: Jon Cranney

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting Director: Greg Brunton
Camera: John Clouse, John Feher, Jat Millard, Jake Ostroff

MUSIC
Music Composed by: Hiram Titus
Musical Director: Dick Whitbeck

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costume Designer: Jack Edwards
Make Up: Gary Boham

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Scenic Designer: Jack Barkla

LOCATIONS
Locations: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

CAST
Marshall Borden (Charles Dickens)
Catherine Burns (Mrs Dickens/Mrs Fezziwig)
Oliver Cliff (John Dickens/Marley's ghost)
Stephen D'Ambrose (young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come)
Jonathan Fuller (Ghost of Christmas Past/Topper)
Sara Hennessy (Mamie/Martha Cratchit/thin sister)
Richard Hilger (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Paul Laasko (Dick Wilkins/poulterer)
Chuck Bailey (tapster/undertaker)
John Lewin (round gentleman/man-with-newspaper)
J. Patrick Martin (Bob Cratchit)
Robert Nadir (Fred)
Peggy O'Connell (a Miss Fezziwig)
Laurence Overmire (Albert Hall)
Suzanne Petri (carol mistress/another Miss Fezziwig/plump sister)
Martin Ruben (Mr Fezziwig/man-with-snuff-box)
Peggy Shoditsch (Mrs Cratchit)
Mim Solberg (cook)
Peter Thoemke (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Keliher Walsh (Belle/Mrs Fred)
Alan Woodward (deaf gentleman/man-with-pound notes)
Kathleen Bock, John Cunningham, Bridget Foreman, Larissa Kokernot, Gregory Leifeld, Peter Passi, Paul Reighard, Debra Spencer, Jaime Warhol (children)
Roxanne Patton Haine, Nancy Moyer, Michael Stayton, Michael Walker, Mary Walker, Sally Ann Wright (guests and street people)

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: Entertainment Channel

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)) p.209
credits

KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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