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Sam Whipple, an attorney in once-upon-a-time-land, is startled to receive a visit from Santa Claus shortly before Christmas. It seems that when he was a child, Sam wrote a letter thanking Santa for the presents he'd received, and offering to return the favor someday. That day is now - a mean old soul named Phineas Prune, who holds the deed to the North Pole, is demanding back rent. Otherwise, he's going to evict Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves and take all the Christmas toys. It's up to Sam and Santa to find a way to pay off Prune and prevent Christmas from being canceled. Written by
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Although most of the actors mouthed the script in English (the movie was shot with no live sound), in the American version all of the Italian actors, except for Rossano Brazzi, had their voices dubbed by someone else, so that their accents would not show up. Brazzi, who appeared in many American films, including South Pacific (1958), is the only Italian in the film who is heard speaking English with an accent. See more »
My parents always had me watch this when I was little. My mom had seen it at the local movie theater back in the early 60's when she was a kid, and had loved it very much. Needless to say, I always did too. My entire family did. Everyone's experience of a movie is different, but for me I will say this is touching and sweet that has a lot of heart and happiness. Sounds a little cheesy but yeah, it's true. You can't say it has amazing special effects, but who cares. And you can't say that it isn't a little odd, but again, who cares? It has, for me, been at the heart of every Christmas.
The actors in it are fabulous. The man playing Santa Claus. Well.If I believed in the man, it would be him. And the most touching part is at the very end. Wait and see. It's really a special film.
P.S. Lovely soundtrack too.
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