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The CBS Campbell Playhouse 1939 broadcast of A Christmas Carol.

Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as performed on radio by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles with the Mercury Theatre group. The music was composed and conducted by the legendary Bernard Herrmann.

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A thoroughly enjoyable telling of The Christmas Carol

This version of The Christmas Carol is especially sweet since it is the recording of many popular actors from my grandparents era. If anyone has a fondness of black and white movies from the 30's and 40's, you will enjoy hearing Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge. Orson Welles simply introduces this rendition heard on the radio so long ago.