Leyenda de Navidad (1947)

Spain, 1947
35mm, black and white
mono, Spanish

A Spanish fantasy film directed by Manuel Tamayo based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Plot Summary

Miserly London 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: Manuel Tamayo
Producer: Jose Maria Alvarez
Script: Manuel Tamayo
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directors of Photography: Joaquín Llopis, Enzo Serafin
Editor: Antonio Canovas
Music: Juan Durán Alemany
Costume Designer: Sastreria Penalba
Make-up: Manuel Manteca
Sets: Salvador Mateu

Jesús Tordesillas (Scrooge)
Lina Yegros (Mary)
Emilio Santiago (Bob Cratchit)
Ángel Picazo (Jack)
Ramón Martori (Marley’s ghost)
Manuel Requena (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Fernando Aguirre (Ghost of Christmas Past)
José Jorner (Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come)
Charito Montemar (Elizabeth)
Joaquín Soler Serrano


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.177 – credits