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I love Dickens' Christmas Carol and own many film versions, from the silent era to the present day.
The sound presented is in mono, as it originally aired, and for being a Kinescope the sound is very crisp and clear.
I remember watching the original show air and seeing this again almost 60 years later is just fantastic!
I saw this TV special when it originally aired a few days before Christmas in 1956 and ran out the next day to buy the original cast album (which I still have!). Read morePublished 2 months ago by History Man
A rare gem I was lucky to find. Basil Rathbone does not sing too often! Holmes did sing By the beautiful seaside in Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by keimanandkei
I was very disappointed in this after reading the description. It is not very good. I own almost every version of the Christmas Carol in every form and this is not a favorite.Published 7 months ago by Pbphut
I grew up with the soundtrack from this musical as the primary flavor of the Christmas holiday. We were (and many still are) an exceptionally musical family where the carols sung... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Terri Patrick
This is to Dicken's as Dick Van Dyke is to chimney sweeps, I have never in my entire life seen anthing so utterly dreadful, I appreciate that there are very few Americans who can... Read morePublished 11 months ago by I Like a good read!
I love Dickens' Christmas Carol and own many film versions, from the silent era to the present day. I have seen other vintage TV versions (like the 1954 Fredrick March/Basil... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charlie
On the evening of December 23, 1956, the Alcoa Hour telecast a “musical play in three acts” titled “The Stingiest Man in Town. Read morePublished 11 months ago by F. Behrens