Tales from Dickens: A Christmas Carol (1959)

black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Tales from Dickens (1958) – episode 3

A British fantasy television episode.

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?


Fredric March presents a Towers of London production. With the cooperation of the Dickens Society of London
Produced by: Harry Alan Towers
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Fredric March (host)
Basil Rathbone (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Kaplam Kaye (Scrooge as a boy)
Howard Williams (Scrooge as a young man)
Toke Townley (Bob Cratchit)
Mary Jones (Mrs Cratchit)
Michael Lewis (Peter Cratchit)
Monica Marlow (Martha Cratchit)
Mark Milcham (Tiny Tim)
Laura Henderson (Fan)
Brian McDermott (Fred)
Patricia Cree (Mrs Fred)
Roberta Wooley, Stella Riley (sisters)
Wilfred Fletcher (Jacob Marley)
Walter Hudd (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Alexander Gauge (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Mary Webster (Belle)
Gabriel Toyne (Fezziwig)
Rita Webb (charwoman)
Sydney Arnold (Old Joe)
Joey White (urchin boy)
Keith Smith, Michael Logan (thin and fat businessmen)


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.187-188 – credits