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An American Christmas Carol Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Made up to look like a septuagenarian, Henry Winkler plays Benedict Slade, a Scrooge-like miser living in a tiny New England town during the Depression. Slade goes Scrooge one further by repossessing items from a poor farm couple and an orphanage on Christmas eve. While reading a copy of Dickens' The Christmas Carol in his home, Slade is visited by his own set of Spirits Past, Present and Future, including his Hell-dwelling late business partner (Kenneth Pogue). Lensed in Canada, this made-for-TV film premiered the week before Christmas of 1979. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Henry Winkler
as Benedict Slade
Gerard Parkes
as Jessup
Tammy Bourne
as Sarah Thatcher
Chris Cragg
as Jonathan Thatcher
James Douglas
as Sam Perkins
Arlene Duncan
as Jennie Reeves
Linda Sorenson
as Doris Thatcher
R.H. Thomson
as Thatcher
Michael Wincott
as C??? L???
Ken Pogue
as Jack Latham
Susan Hogan
as Helen Brewster
Cec Linder
as Auctioneer
Dorian Harewood
as Matt Reeves
David Wayne
as Merrivale

Crew

Eric Till
Director
Jon Slan
Producer
Stanley Chase
Producer
Charles Dickens
Book Author
Jerome Coopersmith
Screenwriter
Richard Ciupka
Cinematographer
Hagood Hardy
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Wisman
Editor
Jack McAdam
Production Designer
Edgar J. Scherick
Executive Producer
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