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Rich Little's Christmas Carol (1978)

Country of Origin: Canada
Dates of Original Broadcast:
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Running Time: 55 mins
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Ratio:
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in association with Tel-Pro Entertainments Inc. and Dudley Enterprises Inc.
Producers: Norman Sedawie, Gayle Gibson Sedawie
Unit Manager: Neil Simpson

SCRIPT
Written by: Rich Little
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (uncredited)

DIRECTION
Directed by: Trevor Evans

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting Director: Les Erskine
Cameras: Gene Baedak, Hugh Henderson, Roy Waines
Technical Producer: Bill Kyashko
Video: Jerry Williamson

EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION
VTR Editor: Brad Baldwin

MUSIC
Special Musical Material by: Saul Ilson
Music Arranged and Conducted by: Jerry Toth

SOUND
Audio:  Bob Paley, Jim Rogers
Sound Effects: Eric Batut

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Costume Designer: Philip Clarkson
Make Up: Jackie Wilkinson

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: John Sleep

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Douglas Higgins
Assistant Designer: Stephen Geaghan
Set Decorators: Garry Olson, Sean Kirby
Graphic Designer: Jeff Pritchard

MISCELLANEOUS
Choreographed and Staged by: Kevin Carlisle
Additional Choreography: James Hibbard
Staging Crewleader: Dave Sutherland
Production Assistants: Lara Fox, Gordon Gill, Susan Weir

CASTING
Casting by: Lee Livingston

CAST
Rich Little (W.C. Fields as Scrooge/Paul Lynde as Bob Cratchit/Humphrey Bogart as the Ghost of Christmas Past/Peter Falk as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Peter Sellers as the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come/Richard Nixon as Jacob Marley/Truman Capote as Tiny Tim/Groucho Marx as Fezziwig/Edith Bunker as Mrs Cratchit/Johnny Carson as Nephew Fred/Jimmy Stewart as Scrooge's boss/John Wayne as businessman/George Burns as businessman/Jack Benny as boy outside window/Dean Martin)

PLOT SUMMARY

In a one-man show, Rich Little plays W.C. Fields playing Ebenezer Scrooge and every other character in this adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

AVAILABILITY

Canada
Television Broadcasters: CBC

AWARDS

1979
Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival, Switzerland

Golden Rose - winner

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.203
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers

 


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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