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The Miracle on 34th Street 

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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Fred Gaily
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Doris Walker
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Kris Kringle
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Susan Walker
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Mr. Shellhammer
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Judge Harper
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Thomas Mara
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Dr. Albert Sawyer
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Mr. Macy
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Dr. Pierce
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Woman Shopper
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Postal Clerk (as Herbert Vigran)
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Miss Prossy
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Store Clerk
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Mr. Gimbel
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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 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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Drama

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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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Mr. Gimbel played by Herbert Heyes had played the same role in the original Miracle on 34th Street (1947). See more »

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Version of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »

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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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Written by John Francis Wade
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Yes Virginia....
20 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This abridged TV episode was done by 20th Century Fox as part of a way to keep up with the emerging popularity of the new medium. The shortness of the piece explains the format of under one hour for the program.

As far as the remake is concerned, its director, Robert Stevenson, does a good job in recreating the atmosphere. The young actress, Sandy Descher, as Susan, is pretty intense for a girl her age. If one adds the likable actress Teresa Wright, as the mother, who happens to work for Macy's and McDonald Carey, as the neighbor, Fred Gaily, the casting is excellent.Both had appeared in Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", and they have an easy time with one another.

Thomas Mitchell makes a delightful Kris Kringle. Also in the cast, we see Ray Collins, a veteran film actor and Hans Conried, who is Ms. Wright's supervisor.

A timeless story told with conviction.


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