The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: 30 December 1951

USA, 30 December
black and white, 4:3
Series: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950-1958)

An American fantasy television episode directed by Ralph Levy.

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: Ralph Levy
Producer: Ralph Levy
Written by: Paul Henning, Sid Dorfman, Harvey Helm, Willy Burns
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Music Direction: Lud Gluskin
Gracie Allen's Gowns by: Howard Greer
Scenic Design: Chris Coate, Harry R. Kemm

George Burns (himself)
Gracie Allen
Harry Von Zell
Bea Benadaret
Fred Clark
Sarah Selby
Gerry James
Melinda Plowman
Jill Oppenheim
Kathleen O'Malley


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.181 – credits