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DVD: DVD: The Stingiest Man In Town

For years, The Stingiest Man In Town has existed as a kind of lost treasure of the earliest days of televised Christmas specials. Originally broadcast as an episode of The Alcoa Hour in 1956, the special has lived on as a very good original cast recording and an inferior Rankin-Bass animated special, but the original, live broadcast—recorded on kinescope—was thought lost forever until it recently turned up in the collection of a former Alcoa executive. The production was actually the second of two live musical versions of A Christmas Carol produced for television in the ’50s (a 1954 ...

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