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Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

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Bill Schaffner
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Ellen Weston ...
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A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Family | Drama | Fantasy

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14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Det hände i New York  »

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Opening credits: The persons and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional. See more »

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In many scenes, green leaves are seen on the trees. This movie was clearly not filmed in November/December. See more »


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Winter Wonderland
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Written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
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Bad remake but not a waste of time
23 December 2007 | by (Great Neck, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

I will underscore what has been said here on this 1974 remake of the 1947 Classic. The 1947 was such an original classic with wonderful performances by all the leads and supporting. Here Sebastian Cabot is probably the best choice to play the Santa but just cant compare to Edmund Gwenn's twinkle in the eyes..First the Miracle song in the Main title appears so "hokey" today but it does set the tone for the rest of the movie. The film in general does a credible job in updating the story for the 1970's but it has an impossible task to overcome as the world has changed and we have grown even more cynical of the Santa Claus story. I recommend it for curiosity only and I suppose there is a reason why this version hasn't really survived in the collective memory of repeated television broadcasts.


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