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 »
I love this movie for how truly creepy it is. The shabby Santa and disturbing Mr. Whipple are just a delight. For my family it's a slice of rotten holiday fruit Cake perfect for goofing on. Crowd pleaser Mischca Auer, a desperate 6'+ elf from a nightmare, kind of makes you want to throw up. It's incredibly quotable... Paul Whipple to young boys " Up! Up! Up!" Mischca Auer, "Doesn't strike a spark somehow.." Mrs. Claus "Oh I do declare! You men are just children!" The musical soundtrack uses the "Gilligan's Island" sum technique explaining the plot in song during the opening credits. "Prune Prune was his name. He was a man who had no shame. Prune, Prune was his name if there was no Christmas, he's to blame. " Creeepeee and loving' it!
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