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Director  Eric Till
Music director  Hagood Hardy
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Fantasy
Screenplay  Jerome Coopersmith
Country  United States
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Release date  1979
Based on  A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens
Writer  Charles Dickens (story), Jerome Coopersmith (screenplay)
Cast  Henry Winkler (Benedict Slade), Dorian Harewood (Matt Reeves), Susan Hogan (Helen Brewster), Cec Linder (Auctioneer)
Similar movies  The Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Tree Miracle, The Santa Clause, Yes, Virginia, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Santa Clause 2
Tagline  Charles Dicken's Victorian London becomes America's great Depression in this exciting new film

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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.


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An american christmas carol 1979


An American Christmas Carol movie scenes

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.


  • Henry Winkler as Benedict Slade
  • Dorian Harewood as Matt Reeves
  • Susan Hogan as Helen Brewster
  • Cec Linder as Auctioneer
  • R.H. Thomson as Thatcher
  • David Wayne as Merrivale
  • Michael Wincott as Choir Leader
  • William Bermender as Orphan
  • Brett Matthew Davidson as Orphan
  • Tammy Bourne as Sarah Thatcher
  • Chris Cragg as Jonathan Thatcher
  • James B. Douglas as Sam Perkins
  • Arlene Duncan as Jennie Reeves
  • Linda Goranson as Mrs. Doris Thatcher
  • Gerard Parkes as Jessup
  • Mary Pirie as Mrs. Brewster
  • Ken Pogue as Jack Latham (as Kenneth Pogue)
  • Sammy Snyders as Young Slade
  • Chris Wiggins as Mr. Brewster
  • Alexander Galant as Orphan (uncredited)
  • Home media releases

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


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