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Kraft Television Theatre: A Christmas Carol (1953)

Date of Original Broadcast: 24 December 1953
Episode Running Time: 60m
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Sound: mono

CREDITS

SCRIPT
Novel: Charles Dickens

CAST
Noel Leslie (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Harry Townes (Bob Cratchit)
Valerie Cossart (Mrs Cratchit)
Melville Cooper (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Denis Greene
Geoffrey Lumb
Jack Raine
Naomi Riordan
The Trinity Boys Choir of New York

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?

NOTE

This was a restaging of the Kraft Television Theatre production presented the year before on the version of the show that aired on NBC.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Broadcasters: ABC

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.182
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KEYWORDS

anthologies, book into film, christmas, ghosts

 


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