The Man Who Saved Christmas

The Man Who Saved Christmas

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson Cast: Jason Alexander, Kelly Rowan, Ed Asner


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Jason Alexander stars as fabled toy manufacturer, A.C. Gilbert in this Capraesque TV movie. An overachiever since his school days, Gilbert surprises his stern father (Ed Asner) by forsaking a career in medicine to pursue an entirely different business. Creating the now legendary Erector Set, A.C. sets up his own toy company in 1913, an enterprise which is raking in millions within two years. But with America's entry into WWI, the U.S. government prevails upon Gilbert to convert his factory into a munitions plant. Though at heart a pacifist, Gilbert agrees to do so, secure in the belief that he will be able to return to toys once the hostilities have ceased. Alas, the Government has other plans. At their behest, Gilbert reluctantly mounts a "Buy Bonds, Not Toys" campaign designed to divert the money normally spent on Christmas gifts to the war effort. Is this the end of Christmastime as millions of children know it, or will Gilbert be able to salvage both the holiday and the spirit of giving? The Man Who Saved Christmas debuted December 15, 2002, on CBS.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
UPC: 0096009107949
Original Release: 2002
Source: Echo Bridge
Time: 1:28:00

Special Features

Bonus: 10 Holiday Songs!; Includes Bonus Digital Audio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Alexander A.C. Gilbert
Kelly Rowan Mary Gilbert
Ed Asner Gilbert Sr.
Ari Cohen Frank Gilbert
C. David Johnston Sam Ryder
Jake Brockman Al Gilbert Jr.
Jayne Eastwood Actor
Daniel Kash Actor
Kenneth Welsh Actor

Technical Credits
Sturla Gunnarsson Director
Orly Adelson Executive Producer
Matthew Davies Art Director
Debra Frank Teleplay
Ed Gernon Executive Producer
Jonathan Goldsmith Score Composer
Steve Hayes Teleplay
Roger Mattiussi Editor
Joseph Maurer Original Story,Teleplay
Randi Richmond Producer
Paul Sarossy Cinematographer
Susan Shipton Editor
Taavo Soodor Production Designer
Peter Sussman Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man Who Saved Christmas
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [12:01]
10. Chapter 10 [1:44]

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