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"A Carol for Another Christmas" (ABC, 12/23/64);
"Insight: The Hate Syndrome" (Syndicated: 5/14/66)

"A Carol for Another Christmas" (1964)
July 28, 2012 - 7:30 pm

"A Carol for Another Christmas" (ABC, 12/23/64)

Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz

Produced as one of a series of specials supporting the United Nations, Serling’s updating of "A Christmas Carol," invoking nuclear Armageddon, presents a flint-hearted, politically isolationist tycoon (Hayden) taken on a Dickensian tour by three spirits who enlarge his worldview. A high point is Peter Sellers (Hayden’s co-star in Dr. Strangelove) as a demigod presiding over a Christmas seemingly from hell.

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Cinematographer: Arthur J. Ornitz. Editor: Nathan Greene, Robert Lawrence. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Gazzara, Britt Ekland, Pat Hingle.

Beta SP, b/w, 84 min.

Preceded by:

Trailer for Seven Days in May (1964)

35mm, b/w, approx. 3 min.

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

"Insight: The Hate Syndrome" (Syndicated, 5/14/66)

Directed by March Daniels

In this rare episode of the long-running religious anthology series, Serling explores anti-Semitism via a dark morality tale about a violent confrontation between an elderly Hebrew teacher and an unstable former pupil who has become a neo-Nazi.

Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Cast: Eduard Franz, James Beggs, Harold Stone, Ellwood Kieser.

Digital video, color, 30 min.