Novela: Leyenda de Navidad (1966)

USA, 19 December 1948
5 part serial within a long-running series, average 60m each
black and white, 4:3
Series: Novela (1962-1979)

A Spanish fantasy television serial based on Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, directed by Alberto Gonzáles Vergel.

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: Alberto Gonzáles Vergel
Televisión Española
Script: Manuel Tamayo
Based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Luis Prendes (Scrooge)
Nuria Carresí (Mary)
Joaquin Pamplona (Marley)
José Luis Coll (Ghost of Christmas Past)
José Martín (Miguel)
Manuel Soriano (grandfather)
Mario Moreno (Tackleton)
Isabel María Peréz (girl)
Agustin Becós (caretaker)
José María Escuder (gentleman 1)
Acsunción Villamil (Elizabeth)
Carlos Galván (gentleman 2)
José Segura (Bob Cratchit)
Maria Luisa Moneró (Señora Hilte)
Antonio Acebal (bank employee)
Antonio Roca (Jack)
Mary Gonzáles (Mrs Cratchit)
Alberto Calvo (Tiny Tim)


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.194 – credits