Mr. Scrooge (1964)

Canada, 21 December 1964
black and white
mono, English

A Canadian fantasy television special directed by Bob Jarvis.

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: Bob Jarvis
Producer: Bob Jarvis
Book: Richard Morris, Ted Wood
Based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Lighting Director: John Grozelle
Technical Producer: Joe Parkinson
Music: Dolores Claman
Orchestration and Musical Director: Howard Cable
Lyrics: Richard Morris, Dolores Claman, Ted Wood
Audio: Ed Rickwood
Audio Consultant: Roy Smith
Sound Effects: Fredrick Tudor, William McClintock
Costumes: Stuart McKay
MakeUp: Margaret Epp
Special Effects: George Clark
Settings Designed by: Trevor Williams
Properties: Fred Brown
Graphic Design: Anton van Dalen
Musical Numbers Staged by: Robert Tucker
Dialect Director: Andrew Allan

Cyril Ritchard (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Tessie O’Shea (Mrs Cratchit)
Alfie Bass (Bob Cratchit)
Eric Christmas (Jacob Marley)
Gillie Fenwick (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Elizabeth Cole
Neil Culleton
Norman Welsh
Eric Clavering
Loro Farrell
John Madison
Michael Dodds
Barbara Gryfe
Billy Van
Don Francks


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.190-191 – credits