A Christmas Carol (1944)

USA, 20 December
30m
black and white, 4:3
mono, English

An American fantasy special. No writer or director is currently known.

Premise

Miserly businessman Ebenezer is visited on Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more 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?

Credits

Crew
DuMont-TV
Novel: by Charles Dickens

Cast
Carl Eastman (Bob Cratchit)
Helen Jerome (Mrs Cratchit)
Bobby Hookey (Tiny Tim)
Evelyn Juster (Martha)
Beverly Benson (Peter)

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 p.175 – credits