An American Christmas Carol (1979)

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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.

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Cast

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