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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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Fielder Cook

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle on 34th Street 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

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

Goofs

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

Connections

Version of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »

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Winter Wonderland
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Written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
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My favorite version of the movie
4 January 2007 | by sburkett-4See all my reviews

With all of the comments about this version not being the original acknowledged, this one is still my favorite version of the story.

Maybe its because I grew up with David Hartman on Good Morning America and in all those sappy commercials....or maybe its because I have always been a fan of Sebastian Cabot.

Regardless, the update did a good job of bringing the story into the '70s and, even 30 years later, I find it comforting on the very rare occasion that it is shown during the Christmas season....Sebastian Cabot is fine throughout, and the updated setting, while not outshining the original, at least makes us feel like we could have been there.

So, I wouldn't place it in my "top 10" list of movies, or even consider it any kind of competition with the original.

But it does have its own, somewhat subdued, charm, and its always a pleasure to see Cabot in one of his later roles.


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