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 ... See full summary »
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 »
Completely memorable!! As a kid, it showed me the meaning of Christmas.
This was a fantastic film. I wish to this day that I could have my own kids see it. I'm almost in my thirties and I found out that the movie is out of print. It is one of the few things that profoundly sticks out in my mind from my young childhood years. This is one of two films when I was growing up that my parents allowed my brother and I to stay up late on a school night to watch. (the other was The Wizard of Oz). If anyone ever has the chance to see this movie, I highly recommend it.
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