A Christmas Carol (1945)

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

An American fantasy special directed by Beulah Zachary. It was originally broadcast as part of a one-hour variety package.


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?


Director: Beulah Zachary
Producer: Beulah Zachary
Teleplay: Beulah Zachary
Cameras: Rachel Stewart, Esther Rajewski

Norman Pellegrini (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Raymond Groya (Scrooge's nephew)
James Wade (Bob Cratchit)
June Schmidty (Mrs Cratchit)
Dave Koukal (Marley's ghost)
Bruce Fields (Scrooge as a small boy)
Marian Erickson (Mrs Fred)
Marilyn Fisher (Mrs Dilber)


Billboard 29 December 1945 pp.10, 12 – credits, review
Variety 26 December 1945 p.33 – credits, review

and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.176 – credits