Great cast too: Sterling Hayden, Peter Sellers, Robert Shaw, Eva Marie Saint, Richard Harris, Ben Gazzara, Steve Lawrence, Pat Hingle, Barbara Ann Teer, James Shigeta and Britt Ekland.
Peter Fonda's scenes playing Daniel Grudge's (Sterling Hayden) 22-year-old son Marley, killed in action during Christmas Eve of 1944, were deleted in the final weeks of production.
Daniel Grudge is the 1964 version of Ebenezer Scrooge, played beautifully by Sterling Hayden. Steve Lawrence played The Ghost of Christmas Past, Pat Hingle played The Ghost of Christmas Present, and Robert Shaw played The Ghost of Christmas Future.
Henry Mancini wrote the theme music.