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A Christmas Carol - Mercury Theatre on the Air

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By the later part of 1939, Orson Welles and his Mercury-Theatre-on-the-Air players were sponsored by Campbell Soup.  Their broadcasts, of various stories, were aired as features of the Campbell Playhouse.

In this radio dramatization of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - which aired on Christmas Eve, 1939 - Ebenezer Scrooge is portrayed by the famous actor, Lionel Barrymore.

Dickens wrote the story in just a few weeks, and it was first published - with the subtitle "A Ghost Story of Christmas" - on the 17th of December, 1843.


Media Credits

Campbell Playhouse broadcast of A Christmas Carol, as dramatized and produced by Orson Welles, starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge. 

Radio broadcast originally aired on December 24, 1939.  Clip online, courtesy Archive.org.

 

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