Topper: Christmas Carol (1953)

USA, 25 December
black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Episode: The Car Story (18 December 1953)
Next Episode: Masquerade (1 January 1954)
Series: Topper (1953) – series 1, episode 12

An American fantasy television episode directed by Paul Landres.

Plot Summary

Topper tries to read his copy of A Carol but is constantly interrupted by his wife. He falls asleep and dreams that he is in a comic version of the tale.


Director: Paul Landres
A John W. Loveton/Bernard L. Schubert production
Producer: John W. Loveton
Production Manager: Herbert E. Stewart
Written by: George Oppenheimer
Based on the Characters Originally Created by: Thorne Smith
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Supervising Story Editor: Philip Rapp

Leo G. Carroll (Cosmo Topper)
Anne Jeffreys (Marion Kerby)
Buck (Neil)
Lee Patrick (Henrietta Topper)
Kathleen Freeman (Katie)
Mary Field (Thelma Gibney)
Frank Ferguson (Dr Lang)


TV Guide (New York Metro edition) 25-31 December 1953 p.A-12 (USA) – credits, listing

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.182 – credits