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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh Sabaoth" Zach 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dio di Signore, nella Sua volontà è nostra pace!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin 1759

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Unique, All-Star Version of "A Christmas Carol"

As I have pointed out in other posts, my favorite version of  A Christmas Carol is the 1951 version with Alastair Sim, aka Scrooge. Some of the others, like the Mr. Magooversion for TV also rank up there.
Then there is the 1979 version starring Rich Little that was done by him for HBO.In it he, naturally, played every part, except for the extras. Only with Rich Little could you still have an All-Star cast like this.
It stars:
W. C. Fields as Ebenezer Scrooge

Paul Lynde as Bob Cratchit
Johnny Carson as Fred
Laurel and Hardy as the two solicitors
Richard Nixon as Jacob Marley
Humphrey Bogart as the Ghost of Christmas Past
Groucho Marx as Fezziwig
James Stewart as Dick Wilkins
Peter Falk as Columbo as the Ghost of Christmas Present
Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker as Mrs. Cratchit
Truman Capote as Tiny Tim
Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
James Mason, George Burns &John Wayne as the three businessmen
Jack Benny as a boy

Since it is rarely seen, I offer you this chance to watch it  (Note: there are some plugs for other shows at the beginning of part 1, it starts about 3 minutes and 30 seconds in)












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