Episode credited cast:
Fredric March ... Host / narrator
Basil Rathbone ... Ebenezer Scrooge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Arditti Robert Arditti
Sydney Arnold Sydney Arnold ... Old Joe
Patricia Cree Patricia Cree ... Fred's wife
Wilfred Fletcher Wilfred Fletcher ... Marley's Ghost
Alexander Gauge Alexander Gauge ... Ghost of Christmas Present
Walter Hudd ... Ghost of Christmas Past
Mary Jones Mary Jones ... Mrs. Cratchit
Kaplan Kaye Kaplan Kaye ... Scrooge as a boy
Michael Lewis Michael Lewis ... Peter Cratchit
Michael Logan Michael Logan ... Fat businessman
Monica Marlow Monica Marlow ... Martha Cratchit
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ... Fred
Mark Milleham Mark Milleham ... Tiny Tim Cratchit


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27 December 1959 (UK) See more »

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Scrooge was played by Fredric March and Marley was played by Basil Rathbone in a 1954 production, but in this 1958 series, Rathbone played Scrooge and Fredric March narrated. See more »


Version of John Grin's Christmas (1986) See more »

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Condensed TV version of A Christmas Carol
8 December 2006 | by surman-2See all my reviews

I just recently read Basil Rathbones' autobiography, and he talked about this version of a Christmas Carol. He didn't think very much about TV in general basically saying it can take great works like Dickens and turn them into mediocrity which pretty much sums up this TV movie. AT less than half an hour you get condensed version of this classic tale, minimal sets and less than than stellar performances. I never expected to ever see this movie but a friend found it in the dollar bin of DVD's in a grocery store. If your a fan of Basil Rathbone or A Chistmas Carol or both like me it is worth a dollar, and a half hour of your time.

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