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The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Tom Bosley ... B.A.H. Humbug (voice)
Theodore Bikel ... Marley's Ghost (voice)
Robert Morse ... Young Scrooge (voice)
Dennis Day ... Nephew Fred (voice)
Paul Frees ... Ghost of Christmas Past / Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Sonny Melendrez ... Bob Cratchit (voice)
Debra Clinger ... Martha Cratchit (voice) (as Debbie Clinger)
Bobby Rolofson Bobby Rolofson ... Tiny Tim (voice) (as Robert Rolofson)
Steffi Calli Steffi Calli ... Belinda Cratchit (voice) (as Steffani Calli)
Eric Hines Eric Hines ... Peter Cratchit (voice)
Dee Stratton Dee Stratton ... (voice)
Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Shelby Flint Shelby Flint ... Belle (voice)
Diana Lee Diana Lee ... (voice)
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Storyline

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ghost of his one time business partner and friend, Jacob Marley. Marley tells him to change his ways and Scrooge refutes this as madness. He is then visited by three ghosts, all who show him what his future will be like if he doesn't change his ways.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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Dennis Day final TV performance. See more »

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B.A.H. Humbug: [singing] Christmas trees are brightly lighted/ Around the world, the church bells ring/ Big and small, all are invited/ To the birthday party of the King/ Mighty prince and humble peasant/ Each must choose a gift to bring/ Do you have a birthday present/ For the birthday party of the King?/ Once wise men came in His honor/ Bringing frankincense, myrrh, and gold/ But what is gold to a Ruler/ Who has all the stars to hold?/ Do you know what gift will please Him?/ Praise Him more than anything/ ...
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1962) See more »

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Birthday Party of The King
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Underrated Classic
31 July 2006 | by lizzyn2002See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best renditions of "a Christmas carol" that i have ever seen, and yet most people have never heard of it! it doesn't get to all aspects of Dickens' original work, but it hits all the major points, and is coupled with great creative and original songs that get stuck in your head for days. The third person narration by B.A.H. Humbug it a very cute extra touch. In my opinion, the movie is neck-in-neck with Mickey Mouse for the best take on "Carol." It doesn't always get a yearly playing, but it is definitely worth keeping your eye out when scanning your TV guide around Christmas. It is really a fantastic retelling of a classic!!


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