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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Schaffner
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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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Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Det hände i New York  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


As Susan watches Santa passing by from the window, in the distance shot he has a long bushy beard nothing like the one worn by Kris Kringle. See more »


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Still a wonderful story
25 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally, I have seen all three versions of this film, and while I understand why older generations and purists stand by the original as the best one, that doesn't mean that people can't still enjoy this version. For a made-for-TV version, it has a wonderful cast, with Sebastian Cabot being the highlight. I thought the way the court case was handled was better here than in the 1994 version, and having grown up with color all of my life (and having been born only 2 years before this version originally came out), I still claim this one as my favorite. That is not to say that the original or 1994 versions aren't good--I think they all have a place for those who enjoy them. I just think that this story--like many others--is a generational one, and everyone is going to have at least a little nostalgia for the one from their generation. My only wish, which so far has gone unfulfilled, is that someone will eventually put this version out on DVD and Blu-Ray so that those of us who enjoy it can watch it again. The 1947 and 1994 versions' fans have access to their movies--why can't we? I think the reviewer who offered the option of a box set including all versions of this movie has a wonderful idea--that way, everyone's happy, and each is different enough from the others that you can watch them all and enjoy them.

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