Bob Solo gets the solo credit for causing this, one of my favourite film projects, to happen - without which the stage version that grew out of it would not exist. In 1969, Robert H. Solo, charming, likeable, and quietly confident of what he wanted to do, which was to create a definitive filmed musical version of Charles Dickens’ first great Christmas story. A Christmas Carol, which the great author had dashed off in a matter of days as a means of paying off a bunch of bills owing in 1843. Scrooge opened at Radio City Music Hall in November of 1970 and broke all their box office records, and the film still plays on television every Christmas.