The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
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The Stingiest Man in Town 

This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

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Episode credited cast:
Philippa Bevans ...
Mrs. Dilber
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Young Scrooge
Johnny Desmond ...
Fred
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Betty
The Four Lads ...
Carolers
Alice Frost ...
Mrs. Cratchit
Martyn Green ...
Bob Cratchit
John Heawood ...
Hawkins
Bryan Herbert ...
Mr. Fezziwig
Keith Herrington ...
Ghost of Christmas-Yet-to-Come
Dennis Kohler ...
Tiny Tim
Betty Madigan ...
Martha Cratchitt
Ian Martin ...
Ghost of Christmas Past
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Two Gentlemen
John McGovern ...
Two Gentlemen
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This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

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23 December 1956 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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This program was originally broadcast in color but it was preserved in black and white because at the time of broadcast, videotape did not exist. It was preserved by Kinescope which was a film camera placed in front of a Black and white television set in order to film the images. See more »

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Version of Fireside Theatre: A Christmas Carol (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Golden Dreams / It Might Have Been
sung by Vic Damone and Patrice Munsel
Music: Fred Spielman - Lyrics: Janice Torre
Orchestra conducted by Camarata
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The Stingiest Man in Town
27 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my senior year of high school (1974), we produced this musical. Ummm, yours truly played Scrooge. I had the LP of the original cast recording, but I'm too young to have seen the B&W original live action production on TV (I agree with the other posters who state that the animated version was disappointing compared to the live action production.

Please let me know when and how a DVD or download of the original B&W live action production of "The Stingiest Man in Town" becomes available.

Thank you, Steve Marcus [email protected]


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