An American Christmas Carol

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An American Christmas Carol
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Directed by Eric Till
Produced by Stanley Chase
Jon Slan
Screenplay by Jerome Coopersmith
Based on A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Starring Henry Winkler
Dorian Harewood
Susan Hogan
Cec Linder
R.H. Thomson
David Wayne
Michael Wincott
William Bermender
Brett Matthew Davidson
Music by Hagood Hardy
Cinematography Richard Ciupka
Edited by Ron Wisman
Release date
December 16, 1979
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

An American Christmas Carol is a 1979 American made-for-television fantasy drama film directed by Eric Till and based on Charles Dickens' 1843 novel a A Christmas Carol.[1]

Plot[edit]

In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, and more amiable man.

Academy Award-winning special make-up effects artist Rick Baker consulted on the aging makeup for star Henry Winkler.[2]

Cast[edit]

Home media releases[edit]

An American Christmas Carol was released on DVD on November 23, 1999. It was released on Blu-ray in December 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DVD Talk
  2. ^ Phipps, Keith (December 11, 2012). "The Fonz plays against type in 1979's An American Christmas Carol". The A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved December 25, 2016. 

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