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THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1953) – CHRISTMAS CAROL-A-THON 2014 continues! For several years only the soundtrack for this terrific musical was available because the bulk of the video from this television production was missing. 530 more words

Balladeer's Blog

The Stingiest Man in Town, 1956

The Stingiest Man in Town is the next musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol viewing.  This is a very good show and I have to reign myself in as it could result in a very long post; so I’m trying to keep this on the shorter side. 1,106 more words

A Christmas Carol (1956-1978) - Versions 6-10 of 20 - reviewed by George

6. The Stingiest Man in Town (1956 – 1:21, with the DVD Release in 2011)

Scrooge = Basil Rathbone / Cratchit = Martyn Green / Tiny Tim = Dennis Kohler.     2,632 more words


Casanova's Big Night (1954) - Bob Hope Spoof of Swashbucklers

Nobody can spoof a genre quite like Bon Hope, I always thought. In My Favorite Brunette, he spoofs film noir, in My Favorite Blonde… 806 more words


Scrooge 13 and 14: Basil Rathbone in 2 Films

Time to talk about 2 more obscure versions of Christmas Carol that are honestly not great but they have their appeal.

It’s interesting I would review both of these films tonight because they were both made for TV musicals with the Stingiest Man in Town filmed live and tonight is a continuation of that tradition with Peter Pan Live.  701 more words

Christmas Carol

Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London

The Museum of London – a mid-70s hotchpotch of grubby concrete, white tiles and multi-level entrances – doesn’t look like the most obvious place to begin an excursion into the Victorian era. 739 more words

Culture Vulture

Halloween Weekend (and a little more)

Now that Halloween (and the few fun-filled days before and after) is over, I can do an extended blog about it.  (And yes, I know I already did a blog about a Dracula movie already – but that’s just all part of… 844 more words