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Director: George Seaton     Starring: Edmund Gwenn Maureen O'Hara
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40119196
UPC: 086162127557
UPC 14: 00086162127557
Rating: NR
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Doris walker a no-nonsense macy's executive, desperately searches for a new store santa. She hires kris kringle who insists that he's the real santa claus. But, he has many skeptics like doris and her six year old daughter, susan. So kris goes to court to try and prove it.

"A miracle of originality...  New York Post
"...a beloved and heartwarming film...  The Motion Picture Guide
"Delightful comedy-fantasy...  Leonard Maltin

Editor's Note
Kris 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.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/6/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1947
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4112755
Video UPC UPC: 00086162127557
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Edmund Gwenn
Video Cast Info Gene Lockhart
Video Cast Info John Payne
Video Cast Info Maureen O'Hara
Video Cast Info Natalie Wood
Video Cast Info Porter Hall
Video Cast Info William Frawley
Video Cast Info George Seaton - Director
Video Cast Info WIlliam Perlberg - Producer
Video Cast Info George Seaton - Screenplay
Plot Summary
Heartwarming 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...


Oscar (1948)
Video Award Name Edmund Gwenn, Winner, Best Supporting Actor
Video Award Name Valentine Davies, Winner, Best Writing, Original Story
Video Award Name George Seaton, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay
   Video Award Name William Perlberg, Nominee, Best Picture

Golden Globe (1948)
Video Award Name George Seaton, Winner, Best Screenplay
Video Award Name Edmund Gwenn, Winner, Best Supporting Actor

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...Seaton's paean to seasonal goodwill remains profoundly watchable..." 01/01/2001 p.64

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here really is no better flick to curl up with over the festive season." 01/01/2007 p.137

The Motion Picture Guide 0 of 10
Here is a beloved and heartwarming film that is shown regularly, and rightly so, every Christmas, a tale for young and old, even the cynical who won't stand a chance resisting the message and accepting the glowing image. Gwenn walks away with this film as the man who spreads the true meaning of Christmas and embodies the spirit of Yuletide... [He] gives one of the most charming, endearing performances in the history of film, an image so appealing that his gentle personality has been indelibly identified with the spirit of Santa Claus and Christmas ever since the completion of this superb production. He won an Oscar for this role, and there was never any doubt that he would. Christmas has been profiled in dozens of films, but seldom, if ever, has the Yuletide been so wonderfully presented.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gween,Edmund
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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