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Mrs. Santa Claus -- A musical adventure in which Mrs. Claus leaves the North Pole and finds herself in 1890s New York. She explores this new world by getting a job in a sweat shop and befriending a young suffragette, only to become empowered by urban life.

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Director:
Writer:
Mark Saltzman (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1996 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
New Holiday TV Classic See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Terry Hughes 
 
Writing credits
Mark Saltzman (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Burley .... supervising producer
Eric Ellenbogen .... co-producer
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... producer
Priscilla Morgan .... associate producer
David Shaw .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Herman 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Hub Braden 
 
Art Direction by
Mary Dodson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... wigs: Ms. Lansbury's
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (as Lola 'Skip' McNalley)
Gloria Montemayor .... key hair stylist
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeff Cox .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Iris V. Gillispie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Cass Coty .... production supervisor
Dee D'Orazio .... post-production supervisor
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director (as Algric Chaplin)
Kevin Corcoran .... first assistant director
Martha L. Mericka .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Apperson .... construction coordinator
Ellen Freund .... property master
Craig Gadsby .... leadman
Tony Guastella .... leadman
Leslie Lawson .... paint foreperson
Tedi Tate .... assistant property master
Doug Vlaming .... construction foreman
Tom Jung .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Steve Purdy .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Rich Romig .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Ardman .... re-recording mixer
Brian Bidder .... sound mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Harman)
Michael A. Patillo .... sound playback (as Michael Patillo)
J.R. Westen .... re-recording mixer
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Reedy .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Powell .... visual effects supervisor
Lon Tinney .... visual effects producer
Matt Haslam .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chere Rae .... stunt double: Ms. Lansbury's
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Steve Barnes .... camera operator (as Steven Barnes)
Matthew Devitt .... best boy grip
Bill Finger .... first assistant cameraman (as William Finger)
Michael Goldman .... best boy grip
Dennis Grow .... rigging gaffer
Bill Layton .... camera operator
Richard A. Ludt .... grip
Randall Marcus .... still photographer
Robin Melhuish .... first assistant cameraman
Andrew Smith .... best boy electric
Michael Starkey .... rigging grip
R. Michael Stringer .... grip (uncredited)
Keith Talley .... key grip (as Keith A. Talley)
Michael Bratkowski .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Cooke .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Starkey .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Maliz van Ooyen .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rachel Davies .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Fleming .... costumer: Ms. Lansbury's
James Gadd .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Tomczeszyn .... assistant costume designer
Eilish Zebrasky .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Viv Kim .... negative cutting
Mary Pritchard .... first assistant editor
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Larry Blank .... music supervisor
Larry Blank .... orchestrator
Alice Borden .... audition vocalist
Dennis Dreith .... additional orchestrator
Patti Fidelibus .... music copyist (as Pat Fidelibus)
Sooky Fidelibus .... music copyist
Mark Green .... music editor
Jerry Herman .... lyricist
Jerry Herman .... musical supervisor
Steve Lively .... vocal contractor
Don Pippin .... conductor
Don Pippin .... music producer
John Richards .... music mixer
John Richards .... music recordist
Jeff Shannon .... assistant scoring engineer
Joe Soldo .... orchestra contractor
Joe Soldo .... orchestra manager
Rick Winquest .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Bobby Jo Cawley .... transportation coordinator
James D. D'Amico .... transportation coordinator (as James D'Amico)
Bruce Callahan .... driver (uncredited)
Mel Langford .... production driver (uncredited)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stefan Dessalines .... key production assistant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott-Griffin)
David Krane .... dance arranger
Asaf Landau .... key production assistant
Jack Lilley .... boss wrangler
Rob Marshall .... choreography
Billy Martin .... key production assistant
Barney McNulty .... cue cards
Sarah M. Miles .... assistant choreographer (as Sarah Miles)
Dorothy Morey .... assistant: David Shaw
Gayle Phelps .... trainer
Juanita Presley .... production associate
Lynnet Price .... production coordinator (as Lynnet Marie Price)
Rod Ripley .... key production assistant
Todd Schroeder .... voice coach: Ms. Lansbury's
Chip Touhey .... key production assistant (as John 'Chip' Touhey)
Pamela Varney .... assistant: Mr. Burley
Katherine Wallace .... executive assistant: Ms. Lansbury
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Matthew Howard .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Lauren Lim Jackson .... dancer (uncredited)
Mike Montesano .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Robert Penrose .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Michael Picarella .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Plant .... craft service (uncredited)
Maurice Schwartzman .... lead dancer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Portugal:M/6 | UK:U (video rating) (2010) | USA:G

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Trivia:
After arriving In New York City, Mrs. Claus' sleigh and reindeer are berthed-stored in a city barn (which is the Universal Studios' back-lot Western barn). Stephen M. Katz, the cinema photographer, asked Braden, the Production Designer, to "open" up the interior barn with windows, which allowed a justification for "more interior lighting" of the dark wooden finished barn stalls, and assisting lighting the "faun-brown" reindeer herd of extras! Doug Vlaming, construction boss and "his hammer-tones" reconstructed the barn's wall siding, adding six barn window-wing-outs to each barn side, providing the interior with sunlight filling the stalls, thus enabling the additional interior lighting effects Stephen M. Katz required for filming. This additional budget expense had not been approved by the Halmi-Hallmark Producing team, but was overlooked after dailies were reviewed.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Santa Claus:[takes Nora aside] I have to go now, sweetheart.
Nora Kilkenny:All right, I'll see you tomorrow.
Mrs. Santa Claus:Actually, I'm going back home.
Nora Kilkenny:But you can't go! Not yet!
Mrs. Santa Claus:Someone back home really needs me. Now, don't worry, I haven't forgotten. I still have presents for you and the other kids.
Nora Kilkenny:Will I ever see you again?
Mrs. Santa Claus:Oh, I hope so. In the meantime, when you look up at the evening sky, and you see a star. You'll know who I'm thinking of.
[hugs Nora goodbye]
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
New Holiday TV Classic, 31 July 2000
Author: zbornak from Vienna, West Virginia

I, like so many people, never knew for the longest time that Angela Lansbury could do anymore than show up at dinner parties where people would soon be killed. But this delightful Christmas flick, scored by Jerry Herman, who wrote music for two of Lansbury's Tony-winning roles, has everything a terrific holiday classic needs. First of all, Lansbury's portrayal of the bored Mrs. Claus reeks of charm as we see the type of woman we all wish was our grandmother. There is never a dull moment with her on the screen, and her renditions of the very catchy songs Herman so vividly wrote are superb! The rest of the cast is likewise wonderful, complimenting the "Almost Young" La Lansbury's every move. Of course, they never get a scene on her, but they add a nice background for a presence like herself. The only disappointment is the waste of Charles Durning's talents as Santa Claus. He appears very bland as the allegedly Jolly Old Saint Nick and seems to make Santa depressing. But, luckily, this movie is about his wife and he has maybe 10 minutes total of film time. If you like Christmas and you like musicals, you will adore and treasure this movie for years to come.

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