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The Stingiest Man in Town is a television special that premiered as an episode of the NBC anthology television series The Alcoa Hour on December 23, 1956. The story is a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The special featured Basil Rathbone (better known to classic movie fans for playing Sherlock Holmes in many adaptations of the great detective's adventures) as Ebenezer Scrooge.
For a long time, this version of the musical was thought to be a lost film, a victim of the lack of preservation of many early television broadcasts. By chance, a copy of the master reel was found in the home of a retired executive for Alcoa, and restored for a DVD release, distributed on November 29, 2011.
The special's soundtrack featured the following songs:
- "Sing a Christmas Carol"
- "An Old Fashioned Christmas"
- "The Stingiest Man in Town"
- "I Wear a Chain"
- "Spirit Theme"
- "Golden Dreams"
- "It Might Have Been"
- "The Christmas Spirit"
- "Yes, There is a Santa Claus"
- "One Little Boy"
- "Birthday Party of the King"
- "Concerto Inferno"
- "Mankind Should be My Business"
- "Mary's Little Boy Child"
- "We're All Kids at Christmas"
- "The Story of Christmas"
- "The Lord's Prayer"
- "Happy Holidays To You"
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