Well, it’s that time of year again, when all the Xmas specials air.
Except one: “A Carol for Another Christmas (1964),” a bleak reworking of “A Christmas Carol” penned by Rod Serling, and featuring (among others) Peter Sellers.
This special was aired ONCE–and only ONCE–and has since then been sitting in someone’s (“whose” is a mystery) vault collecting dust.
I’m personally flabbergasted that such a work has been just forgotten, never re-broadcast, never released to video, etc.
I first heard about a special “Twilight Zone” Christmas episode (featuring Sellers) many years ago from a friend, who had also heard about it, etc, but had never had in luck in finding any info on it. (It turned out it wasn’t a TZ episode, but it’s easy to see how that confusion could arise.) When AMC aired “The Unknown Peter Sellers” a few months ago, they showed a tantalizing (10-second) clip from this film–my mouth dropped. That was it!
So, bottom line, if anyone knows anyone who has access to this sort of thing, this would be a real gem to have released.