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Tales From Dickens: A Christmas Carol (1959)

Date of Original Broadcast: 1959
Episode Running Time: 25m
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Harry Alan Towers
Produced by: Desmond Davis

SCRIPT
Novel: Charles Dickens

MISCELLANEOUS
With the cooperation of the Dickens Society of London

CAST
Fredric March (host)
Basil Rathbone (Enebezer Scrooge)
Kaplam Kaye (Scrooge as a boy)
Howard Williams (Scrooge as a young man)
Toke Townley (Bob Cratchit)
Mary Jones (Mrs Cratchit)
Michael Lewis (Peter Cratchit)
Monica Marlow (Martha Cratchit)
Mark Milcham (Tiny Tim)
Laura Henderson (Fan)
Brian McDermott (Fred)
Patricia Cree (Mrs Fred)
Roberta Wooley, Stella Riley (sisters)
Wilfred Fletcher (Jacob Marley)
Walter Hudd (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Alexander Gauge (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Mary Webster (Belle)
Gabriel Toyne (Fezziwig)
Rita Webb (charwoman)
Sydney Arnold (Old Joe)
Joey White (urchin boy)
Keith Smith, Michael Logan (thin and fat businessmen)

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?

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)) pp.187-188
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers

 


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