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Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (1979)

Country of Origin: USA
Date of Original Broadcast: 18 December 1979
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Running Time: 120 mins
Length:
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: The Cates Brother Company
Executive Producers: Joseph Cates, Gilbert Cates
Producers: Marc Daniels, Joseph Cates
Associate Producer: Al Lowenstein
Production Manager: Chuck Smith

SCRIPT
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Book: Mel Mandel

DIRECTION
Director: Marc Daniels
Associate Director: Herb Stein

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting Director: John Freschi
Camera Operators: Reed Howard, William Landers
Video: Ed Huston

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Videotape Editors: Harvey W. Berger, Carol Phillips

MUSIC
Music and Lyrics: Mel Mandel, Norman Sacks, Aaron Schroeder
Musical Director: Bill Walker
Music Coordinator: D'Vaughn Pershing

SOUND
Audio: Bill Cole
Audio Consultant: Scotte Moore

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Costume Designer: Evelyn Thompson
Make Up: Harry Blake
Hairdresser: Mari Loshin

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer:Roy Christopher
Art Director: Mark Batterman
Assistant Art Director: Jane Mancbach

MISCELLANEOUS
Stage Managers: Ted Baker, Gordon Morris
Technical Director: O. Tamburri
Production Assistant: Virginia Schmidt
Assistant to the Producer: Carol Kahl
Show Assistants: Jeff Schwedock, Jim Gaston
Choreographer: Scott Salmon
Assistant Choreographer: Vera Mazzeo
Nashville Consultant: Chet Hagen

CASTING
Casting: Pamela Parker

CAST
Hoyt Axton (Cyrus Flint)
Mel Tillis (Dennis Pritchett)
Lynn Anderson (Laura Pritchet)
Larry Gatlin (Roger)
Julie Gregg (Joan)
Tom T. Hall (ghost of Jacob Burley)
Martha Raye (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Danny Davis (Ghost of Christmas Present)
The Statler Brothers (The Flint City Four)
Barbara Mandrell (Emmy)
Dottie West (Annabelle Williams)
Steven Lutz (T.J.)
Byron Webster (Mr Abbey)
Carol Swarbrick (Mrs Abbey)
Jean Howell (Sarah)
Dave Madden (Stanley Gershen)
Mickey McMeel (announcer)
Gordon Connell (the pawnbroker)
David Bond (Christmas Yet to Come)
Scott Craig
Pat Cranshaw
Marcus Ginnaty
Mark Harrison
Austin Hartman
Adam Hill
Ted Lehmann
Brian Miller
Claude Stroud
Penelope Sudrow
Susie Carr
Gayle Crofoot
Christine Cullen
Leeyman Granger
Mark Harryman
Spencer Henderson
John King
Karen Lorhan
Judy Pierce
Jimmy Roddy
Ted Sprague
Eddie Verso
The Nashville Brass

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Distributors: NBC

TIMELINE

1979
December

18: USA - television broadcast

AWARDS

1980
Emmy Awards, USA

Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Class (O. Tamburri, Reed Howard, William Landers, Victoria Walker) - nominated

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.205-206
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers


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