An American Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol (1979)

Charles Dicken's Victorian London becomes America's great Depression in this exciting new film

  • Genre: Drama, Family, TV Movie, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1979-12-16
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 27 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Edgar J. Scherick Associates
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • Director: Eric Till
star 6.3/10
From 27 Ratings


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, amiable man.

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  • Henry Winkler

    as Benedict Slade
  • David Wayne

    as Merrivale
  • Chris Wiggins

    as Mr. Nathaniel Brewster
  • R. H. Thomson

    as Thatcher
  • Ken Pogue

    as Jack Latham (as Kenneth Pogue)
  • Gerard Parkes

    as Jessup
  • Susan Hogan

    as Helen Brewster
  • Will Bermender

    as Orphan
  • Dorian Harewood

    as Matt Reeves
  • Tammy Bourne

    as Sarah Thatcher
  • Brett Matthew Davidson

    as Orphan
  • Christopher Crabb

    as Tim
  • Chris Cragg

    as Jonathan Thatcher
  • James B. Douglas

    as Sam Perkins
  • Arlene Duncan

    as Jennie Reeves
  • Linda Goranson

    as Mrs. Doris Thatcher
  • Derrick Jones

    as Harry Barnes
  • Cec Linder

    as Auctioneer
  • Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

    as Latham's Secretary (as Sylvia Llewellyn)
  • Jefferson Mappin

    as Joe
  • Mary Pirie

    as Mrs. Brewster
  • Sammy Snyders

    as Young Slade
  • Ruth Springford

    as Mrs. Tidings
  • Justine Till

    as Young Helen
  • Michael Wincott

    as Choir Leader
  • William Ballantyne

    as Minister
  • Frank Gibbs

    as Fire Chief
  • Alexander Galant

    as Orphan (uncredited)
Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Production Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Directing Eric Till Director
Editing Ron Wisman Editor
Camera Richard Ciupka Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Greg Cannom Makeup Designer
Production Jon Slan Producer
Sound Terry Burke Sound Editor
Writing Jerome Coopersmith Author
Production Gary Smith Executive Producer
Production Stanley Chase Producer
Art Jack McAdam Production Design
Sound Hagood Hardy Music
Directing David M. Robertson First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Julie Whitfield Costume Design
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Production Gerry Arbeid Production Manager
Directing Rocco Gismondi Third Assistant Director