Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa oder eine Geistergeschichte zum Christfest (1960)

West Germany, 24 December 1960
black and white, 4:3
mono, German

A West German fantasy television film directed by Franz Josef Wild.

Plot Summary

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
Director: Franz Josef Wild
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Music: Kurt Strom
Production Designer: Walter Dörfler
Choreographer: Erika Nein

Cast
Peter Arens (Charles Dickens)
Hans Baur (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Alwy Becker (Belinda)
Angelika Bender (Mary)
Claudia Bethge
Trude Breitschopf
Otto Brüggemann (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Anita Bucher
Hanna Burgwitz (Mrs Crachit)
Walter Buschhoff (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Jürgen Clausen
Gustl Datz (teacher)
Christl Erber (Martha)
Horst Fitzthum
Philo Hauser
Klaus Havenstein (nephew)
Albert Hehn
Walter Janssen (Fezziwig)
Herbert Kroll (Bob Crachit)
Erwin Luck
Thomas Margulies (Tiny Tim)
Wolf Petersen
Brigitte Rau (his wife)
Stefan Schnabel (Marley’s ghost)
Anna Vankowa
Rolf von Nauckhoff
Elmar Wepper
Carl Wery (Ebenezer Scrooge)