An American Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol

Director: Eric Till Cast: Henry Winkler

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2012
UPC: 0826663136050
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 8,963

Special Features

New Interview with Henry Winkler

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Eric Till Director
Stanley Chase Producer
Richard Ciupka Cinematographer
Jerome Coopersmith Screenwriter
Hagood Hardy Score Composer
Jack McAdam Production Designer
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Jon Slan Producer
Gary Smith Executive Producer
Ron Wisman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Christmas Carol
1. Chapter 1 [22:21]
2. Chapter 2 [12:11]
3. Chapter 3 [9:49]
4. Chapter 4 [14:43]
5. Chapter 5 [11:09]
6. Chapter 6 [10:24]
7. Chapter 7 [15:31]
8. Chapter 8 [:38]
9. Chapter 9 [:01]

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An American Christmas Carol 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A true masterpiece. It takes the popular story and updates it into a piece of Americana. Henry Winkler is far underrated as an actor and THIS is the role that will live on and on. A very moving movie. In my home (and I'm sure many others) it's one of those movies that is viewed EVERY year right before Christmas......along with 'It's A Wonderful Life', 'A Christmas Story', etc......because it's a CLASSIC!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Americanized version of the Christmas Carol is one of my favorite films. Although the story is one familiar to millions, Henry Winkler's acting, the photography and the atmosphere mark it as a film every buff should have in the home collection. Increasingly rare to find - this is a golden opportunity to add it to your collection. I looked long and hard to find it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this movie as a child, and have always had fond memories of it. Winkler plays a scrooge like character that is visited by three spirits, each one with a message. This classic tale has been told so many times it is hard to pick a favorite. But if I had to pick one this would be it. Enjoy and Merry Chistmas!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Henry Winkler, I always liked him as Fonz on Happy Days and I happen to be a big fan of the Christmas Carol movies as well as liking the book they were based on but honestly I thought that American Christmas Carol was okay but not great. It is kind of boring compared to other Christmas Carol movies and I have seen other Americanized versions that I liked better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this many years ago when I was a child and I loved it. My husband also agrees that it is the best version of the story. Every Christmas season I look forward to seeing it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This version of the christmas carol story is one of the best, it is very appealing and the first time I saw it I just loved it.
smudgecat More than 1 year ago
A good version of A Chtristmas Carol
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