Dickens’ Christmas Carol (1948a)

USA, 24 December 1948
60m
broadcast live, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

An American fantasy television special.

Premise

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?

Credits

Crew
Producer: Rufus Rose
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Cast
The Rufus Rose Marionets, under the direction of Rufus and Margo Rose

References

Periodicals
Variety 29 December 1948 p.33 – credits, review

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.178 – credits