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Topper: Christmas Carol (1953)

Date of Original Broadcast: 25 December 1953
Episode Running Time: 30m
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: A John W. Loveton/Bernard L. Schubert production
Producer: John W. Loveton
Production Manager: Herbert E. Stewart

SCRIPT
Written by: George Oppenheimer
Based on the Characters Originally Created by: Thorne Smith
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (uncredited)
Supervising Story Editor: Philip Rapp

DIRECTION
Director: Paul Landres

CAST
Leo G. Carroll (Cosmo Topper)
Anne Jeffreys (Marion Kerby)
Buck (Neil)
Lee Patrick (Henrietta Topper)
Kathleen Freeman (Katie)
Mary Field (Thelma Gibney)
Frank Ferguson (Dr Lang)

PLOT SUMMARY

Topper tries to read his copy of A Christmas Carol but is constantly interrupted by his wife. He falls asleep and dreams that he is Scrooge in a comic version of the tale.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Broadcasters: CBS

TIMELINE

1953
December

25: USA - television broadcast (on CBS)

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

TV Guide (New York Metro edition) 25-31 December 1953 p.A-12 (USA)
credits, listing

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

book into film, christmas, dreams, ghosts, misers

 


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