|Written by||Donald Martin|
|Directed by||Ken Jubenvill|
|Theme music composer||Bruce Leitl|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Original release||United States
November 25, 1998
Ebenezer is a 1998 Canadian television production re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol with Jack Palance giving a performance as Ebenezer Scrooge, á la Western genre. Palance, after a half-century of screen presence, in one of his final projects before retirement.
A TV film with high production value, it debuted in the United States on Turner Network Television. It is an obscure and rarely seen title.
Ebenezer Scrooge is the most greedy, corrupt and mean-spirited crook in the old West and he sees no value in "Holiday Humbug." But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future open his eyes, Scrooge discovers that love and friendships are the greatest wealth of all.
- Jack Palance as Ebenezer Scrooge
- Rick Schroder as Samuel Benson
- Amy Locane as Erica Marlowe
- Albert Schultz as Bob Cratchitt
- Daryl Shuttleworth as Fred, Ebenezer's Nephew
- Richard Comar as Ghost of Christmas, Present
- Michelle Thrush as Ghost of Christmas, Past
- Richard Halliday as Jacob Marlowe
- Susan Coyne as Clara Cratchitt
- Joshua Silberg as Tim Cratchitt
There were at least 2 DVD pressings produced. One was by Platinum Disc Corporation and the most recent by Lionsgate Home Entertainment in 2005, but not believed to be in general release at this time. The original VHS version is long out of print.
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