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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.

Director:

Fielder Cook

Writers:

Jeb Rosebrook, George Seaton (based on the screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Cabot ... Kris Kringle
Jane Alexander ... Karen Walker
David Hartman ... Bill Schaffner
Suzanne Davidson Suzanne Davidson ... Susan Walker
Jim Backus ... Shellhammer
Roddy McDowall ... Dr. Sawyer
Tom Bosley ... Judge Harper
David Doyle ... Mr. Macy
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Celeste
Roland Winters ... Mr. Gimbel
Barry Greenberg Barry Greenberg ... Alfred
James Gregory ... District Attorney
Jason Wingreen ... Halloran
Conrad Janis ... Dr. Pierce
Pepe Serna ... Y Leader
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Family | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

34. Sokak See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this TV movie was offered to Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, with Wood's daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner to play Susan. However, Wood, a former child star herself, who portrayed Susan in the 1947 classic original Miracle on 34th Street (1947), declined on the grounds that Natasha was too young, and she wanted her to have as normal a childhood as possible. See more »

Goofs

As the Judge's granddaughters run through his study, the arm of a crew member can be seen at the lower left of the screen. See more »

Connections

Version of Miracle on 34th Street (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
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Fun to Watch
27 August 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS & SPECIALS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

A department store Santa (Sebastian Cabot) hired by divorced mother Karen (Jane Alexander) tells Karen's daughter, Susan (Suzanne Davidson), that he is the real Kris Kringle. He also sends children to the store's competitors for lower prices. When a psychiatrist (Roddy McDowall) employed by the store questions Kringle's sanity and ends up committing him to an asylum, Karen's attorney friend Bill (David Hartman) seeks to free Kringle by proving in the courtroom that he's really Santa Claus.

This is nice production of the often told tale. There has been it least 3 television productions and 2 theatrical films that I am aware of. This production is good but the treat is seeing all the old familiar faces. The casting of this film makes the whole film worth watching!


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