Family Theatre: The Christmas Carol (1958)

USA, 25 December 1958
black and white, 4:3
Series: Family Theatre (1951-1958)
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American fantasy television special directed by Arthur Pierson. This is a rebroadcast of the television special, re-branded as part of Family Theatre.


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?


Directed by: Arthur Pierson
© [not given on screen]
Produced at Jerry Fairbanks, Inc. for Teletec Company
Produced by: Mike Stokey and Bernard Ebert (opening credits) Stokey and Ebert (closing credits)
Supervisor for J.F., Inc.: Arnold Wester
Production Manager: Glenn Miller
Adapted by: Arthur Pierson
Novel: by Charles Dickens
Director of Photography: Meredith Nicholson
Film Editor: Art Seid
Carols by The Mitchell Choirboys
Musical Direction: Edward Paul
Sound: Lawrence Aicholtz
Art Director: Oscar Yerg

Vincent Price (as told by…)
Taylor Holmes (Ebeneezer Scrooge)
Pat White (Bob Cratchit)
Robert Clarke (Fred)
Earl Lee (Marley's ghost)
Nelson Leigh (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Joe Battista (boy Scrooge)
George James (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Queenie Leonard (Mrs Cratchit)
Mike Miller (Peter Cratchit)
Karen Kester (Belinda Cratchit)
Jill Oppenheim (Missie Cratchit)
Bobby Hyatt (Tiny Tim)
Connie Cavendish (Martha)
Jack Nestle (Ghost of Christmas to Come)
Paul Maxey (fat gentleman)
Leonard Carey (thin gentleman)
Anne Howard (Caroline)
The Mitchell Choirboys


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.179 – credits