Scrooge (1978)

Canada, 22 December
colour, 4:3
mono, English

A Canadian fantasy television film directed by John Blanchard.

Plot Summary

Miserly London 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?


Director: John Blanchard
Producer: Joan Krisch
Associate Producer: Claire Verret
Play: Warren Graves
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Studio Director: Don Zacharuk
Lighting Director: Des Spence
Lighting: Terry Sims, Cody Emslie
Technical Coordinator: Dan MacLean
Cameramen: Norm Michaelis, Wayne Mock, Randy Tomiuk
Video Tape Editor: Malcolm Knox
Audio: Harvey Popowich
Boom Operators: Glen Corness, Kim Elaschuk
Sound Effects: Paul Moulton
Costume Design: John Madill
Make Up: Chris McRae
Titles: Dan Hardie
Art Director: Scott Dobbie
Artistic Director: Keith Digby
Prop Design: John Madill
Property Master: Jack Boschman
Stage Manager: Marian Brant
Switcher: Norm Vallee
Maintenance: Dave Proc
Production Assistants: Brian Lemisko, Bob Blair
Staging: Bill Herron, Bill Rayment, Mike Hawryluk
Originally staged by Theatre 3
Thanks to: Goodwood's Antiques; The Citadel

Warren Graves (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Drew Borland (Marley's ghost)
Ray Hunt (Bob Cratchit/Dick Wilkins)
Crystal Fleuty (Belinda Cratchit/Belle)
Colin Graves (Tiny Tim/young Scrooge)
Peter Messaline (Mr Monty/Mr Fezziwig)
Nicole Evans (Mrs Monty/Mrs Fezziwig)



  • A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.201-202 – credits