Editor's NoteKris Kringle--unbeknownst to cynical, market-minded adults, the real Santa Claus--is hired to play himself at Macy's Department Store, New York City. His gentle, joyous spirit and magical powers soon transform those around him, including a little girl and her world-weary mother. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Original Story, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor--Edmund Gwenn. The 50th Anniversary Edition includes remastered footage and a promotional short.
Cast & Crew
|Lloyd Ahern II - Director of Photography|
|George Seaton - Screenwriter|
|William Perlberg - Producer|
|Charles H. Clarke - Director of Photography|
|Fred Sersen - Special Effects|
|Robert Simpson - Editor|
|Valentine Davies - Story|
|Cyril Mockridge - Composer|
|George Seaton - Director|
Plot SummaryHeartwarming Christmas story in which a man who moonlights as Kris Kringle at Macy's claims to be the genuine article. The adults refuse to believe him and begin to suspect that the bearded, portly man is not playing with a full deck. But most important to Kris is a little girl who steadfastly refuses to believe that Santa Claus is real. Can he convince her--and everyone else--that he is telling the truth? His freedom may depend on it...