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Eye on New York: A Christmas Carol (1955)

Date of Original Broadcast: 25 December 1955
Episode Running Time: 30m
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Producer: Bill Leonard

SCRIPT
Teleplay: Bill Leonard
Novel: Charles Dickens

CAST
Bill Leonard (host)
Jonathan Harris (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Biff McGuire (Bob Cratchit)
Howard Wierum (voice of Jacob Marley)

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Jacob 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 Broadcasters: WCBS

TIMELINE

1955
December

25: USA - television broadcast (on WCBS)

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.184
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers

 


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