The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Season 1, Episode 6

The Miracle on 34th Street (14 Dec. 1955)

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One Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa Claus, causes quite a commotion by suggesting customers go to a rival store for their purchases. But this is nothing to the stir he causes by ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Macdonald Carey ...
Sandy Descher ...
Dick Foran ...
Sara Berner ...
Woman Shopper
Herb Vigran ...
Postal Clerk (as Herbert Vigran)
Maudie Prickett ...
Paul Smith ...
Store Clerk
Herbert Heyes ...


One Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa Claus, causes quite a commotion by suggesting customers go to a rival store for their purchases. But this is nothing to the stir he causes by announcing that he is not merely a make-believe St. Nick, but the real McCoy. The production is followed by a preview of scenes from the Fox feature film The Rains of Ranchipur, starring Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, and Michael Rennie. This behind-the-scenes portion was produced and directed by Joe Parker. Written by Anonymous

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14 December 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Besides cutting scenes and entire plot lines, the actors' delivery is rushed when compared to the original movie version. See more »


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Other than a curiosity, I don't see a lot of point to this film...
18 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a television version of "Miracle on 34th Street". In most ways, it's the 1947 film all over again but with a few plot lines eliminated and an insanely fast delivery. The actors literally deliver their lines at break-neck speed--and it makes for a curious and unimpressive film. In no way at all is the film better than the classic version--and in most ways it is inferior. While Macdonald Carey and Theresa Wright try their best, they just aren't as good as John Payne and Maureen O'Hara. The same can be said for Santa. While Thomas Mitchell was okay--he just wasn't as sweet and wonderful as Edmund Gwen. However, the biggest difference is little Susan Walker. While Sandy Descher was competent, she wasn't even close to Natalie Wood--who delivered one of the best performances of a child in any film of the era.

So, if this film is based very closely on the original, is VERY rushed and in no way is as good, you may be tempted to say 'why bother watching this 1955 version?'--and I'd insist that you are 100% correct! An odd curio but nothing more.

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