A Christmas Carol (1982a)

colour, stereo, English

An American fantasy television special directed by Paul Miller.

Plot Summary

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer Scrooge 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 for Television: Paul Miller
Director for the Stage: Jon Cranney
The Guthrie Theater in association with Elm Video Theater and the Entertainment Channel
Executive Producer: Donald Schoenbaum
Executive Producer for The Entertainment Channel: Sarah Frank
Coordinating Producer: Lou Moore
Producer: Bill Siegler
Associate Producer: Wendy Cornell
Production Manager: Michael Farcius
Adaptation: Barbara Field
Novel: by Charles Dickens
Original Stage Production Conceived by: Stephen Kanee
Lighting Director: Greg Brunton
Camera: John Clouse, John Feher, Jat Millard, Jake Ostroff
Music Composed by: Hiram Titus
Musical Director: Dick Whitbeck
Costume Designer: Jack Edwards
Make Up: Gary Boham
Scenic Designer: Jack Barkla
Locations: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Marshall Borden (Charles Dickens)
Catherine Burns (Mrs Dickens/Mrs Fezziwig)
Oliver Cliff (John Dickens/Marley's ghost)
Stephen D'Ambrose (young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come)
Jonathan Fuller (Ghost of Christmas Past/Topper)
Sara Hennessy (Mamie/Martha Cratchit/thin sister)
Richard Hilger (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Paul Laasko (Dick Wilkins/poulterer)
Chuck Bailey (tapster/undertaker)
John Lewin (round gentleman/man-with-newspaper)
J. Patrick Martin (Bob Cratchit)
Robert Nadir (Fred)
Peggy O'Connell (Miss Fezziwig)
Laurence Overmire (Albert Hall)
Suzanne Petri (carol mistress/another Miss Fezziwig/plump sister)
Martin Ruben (Mr Fezziwig/man-with-snuff-box)
Peggy Shoditsch (Mrs Cratchit)
Mim Solberg (cook)
Peter Thoemke (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Keliher Walsh (Belle/Mrs Fred)
Alan Woodward (deaf gentleman/man-with-pound notes)
Kathleen Bock, John Cunningham, Bridget Foreman, Larissa Kokernot, Gregory Leifeld, Peter Passi, Paul Reighard, Debra Spencer, Jaime Warhol (children)
Roxanne Patton Haine, Nancy Moyer, Michael Stayton, Michael Walker, Mary Walker, Sally Ann Wright (guests and street people)



  • A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.209 credits