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The Miracle on 34th Street 

One Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa Claus, causes quite a commotion by suggesting customers go to a rival store for their purchases. But this is nothing to the stir he causes by ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

John Monks Jr. (teleplay), George Seaton (based on a screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Macdonald Carey ... Fred Gaily
Teresa Wright ... Doris Walker
Thomas Mitchell ... Kris Kringle
Sandy Descher ... Susan Walker
Hans Conried ... Mr. Shellhammer
Ray Collins ... Judge Harper
Dick Foran ... Thomas Mara
John Abbott ... Dr. Albert Sawyer
Don Beddoe ... Mr. Macy
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Pierce
Sara Berner ... Woman Shopper
Herb Vigran ... Postal Clerk (as Herbert Vigran)
Maudie Prickett ... Miss Prossy
Paul Smith ... Store Clerk
Herbert Heyes ... Mr. Gimbel
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Storyline

One Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa Claus, causes quite a commotion by suggesting customers go to a rival store for their purchases. But this is nothing to the stir he causes by announcing that he is not merely a make-believe St. Nick, but the real McCoy. The production is followed by a preview of scenes from the Fox feature film The Rains of Ranchipur, starring Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, and Michael Rennie. This behind-the-scenes portion was produced and directed by Joe Parker. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet Mr. Kringle See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Gimbel played by Herbert Heyes had played the same role in the original Miracle on 34th Street (1947). See more »

Goofs

At Bellevue, patient Kris is still holding on to his cane, which should have been confiscated from him as a potential weapon. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come, All Ye Faithful
(uncredited)
Written by John Francis Wade
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Yes Virginia....
20 February 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This abridged TV episode was done by 20th Century Fox as part of a way to keep up with the emerging popularity of the new medium. The shortness of the piece explains the format of under one hour for the program.

As far as the remake is concerned, its director, Robert Stevenson, does a good job in recreating the atmosphere. The young actress, Sandy Descher, as Susan, is pretty intense for a girl her age. If one adds the likable actress Teresa Wright, as the mother, who happens to work for Macy's and McDonald Carey, as the neighbor, Fred Gaily, the casting is excellent.Both had appeared in Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", and they have an easy time with one another.

Thomas Mitchell makes a delightful Kris Kringle. Also in the cast, we see Ray Collins, a veteran film actor and Hans Conried, who is Ms. Wright's supervisor.

A timeless story told with conviction.


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