A Christmas Carol (1947a)

USA, 25 December 1947
broadcast live, black and white , 4:3
mono, English

An American fantasy television special directed by David P. Lewis.


Miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts 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: David P. Lewis
DuMont Television Network
Sponsor: Kaiser-Fraser Corporation
Producer: James L. Caddigan? David P. Lewis?
Teleplay: David P. Lewis
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Sets: Rudy Lucek
Technical Director: Frank Bunetta

John Carradine (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Ray Morgan (nephew/narrator)
Bernard Hughes
Eva Marie Saint
Somer Alder
Sam Fertig
Helen Stenborg
Jonathan Marlowe
David Carradine


Televiser January 1948 pp.19; 27 – illustrated note; review
Variety 31 December 1947 pp.18, 28 – credits, review

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.173 – credits