Miracle on 34th Street

Directed By: George Seaton Starring: Edmund Gwenn Maureen O'Hara

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40119196
UPC 086162127557
UPC 14 00086162127557
Format DVD
Release Date 10/6/2009
Rating NR
Keywords
Christmas
Family Interaction
Holiday
Santa Claus
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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...
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
Directors
George Seaton
Actors
Edmund Gwenn
Maureen O'Hara
Cast & Crew
Edmund Gwenn - Actor
Gene Lockhart - Actor
John Payne - Actor
Maureen O'Hara - Actor
Natalie Wood - Actor
Porter Hall - Actor
William Frawley - Actor
George Seaton - Director
WIlliam Perlberg - Producer
George Seaton - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1947
Catalog ID 4112755
UPC 00086162127557
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Color B&W
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Awards
Oscar (1948) Edmund Gwenn, Winner, Best Supporting Actor,Valentine Davies, Winner, Best Writing, Original Story,George Seaton, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay,William Perlberg, Nominee, Best Picture
Golden Globe (1948) George Seaton, Winner, Best Screenplay,Edmund Gwenn, Winner, Best Supporting Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review 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.
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Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Gween,Edmund
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
New York Post A miracle of originality...
The Motion Picture Guide ...a beloved and heartwarming film...
Leonard Maltin Delightful comedy-fantasy...
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