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A Christmas Carol is the 1950 BBC TV movie adaptation of the adaptated play from the original novel of the same name.

Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean & miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife. Scrooge dismisses the apparition but the first of the three ghosts, the Ghost of Christmas Past, visits as promised. Scrooge sees those events in his past life, both happy & sad, that forged his character. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, shows him how many currently celebrate Christmas. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows him how he will be remembered once he is gone. To his delight, the spirits complete their visits in one night giving him the opportunity to mend his ways.

Cast

Actor/actressCharacter(s)
Bransby WilliamsEbenezer Scrooge
John RuddockBob Cratchit
John BentleyEbenezer Scrooge (young)
Night Watchman
Pamela CameronMartha Cratchit
Robert CawdronMr. Fred
The Cecil Sharp Folk Dance SocietyThemselves (Dancers)
Julian D'AlbieGhost of Christmas Present
Portly Gentleman
Howard Douglas
Stanley Vine
Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange
Michael EdmondsBoy Waif
Carol Singer
Adrian EvansBoy Cratchit
Carol Singer
Patricia FryerFanny
Girl Waif
Arthur HamblingGhost of Christmas Past
Gentleman of the Stock Exchange
MacDonald HobleyNarrator
W.E. HollowayMarley's Ghost
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Shirley HoseBelinda Cratchit
Sean LynchEbenezer Scrooge (Boy)
Carol Singer
Tony LyonsBoy with Goose
Carol Singer
Thomas MooreTiny Tim Cratchit
Barbara MurrayScrooge's Fiancée
Kathleen SaintsburyMrs. Cratchit
Leonard SharpOld Joe
Crossing Sweeper
Gillian StirrupGirl Waif
Dorothy SummersMrs. Dilber
Ewart WheelerScrooge's Double
Ann WriggFred's Wife
John YoungPeter Cratchit

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