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Miracle on 34th Street Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1947
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Director: George Seaton
Screenwriter: Valentine Davies and George Seaton
Producers: William Perlberg
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Miracle on 34th Street Synopsis

Disillusioned single mom Maureen O'Hara hires a kindly Santa look-alike to ride on the final float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in this 1947 classic. Complications ensue when Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) asserts that he is the "real" Jolly Old St. Nick. Will he get thrown in the nuthouse? Will O'Hara let down her defenses enough to find happiness with Santa's lawyer (John Payne?) Will Kris teach O'Hara's daughter (a very young Natalie Wood) how to have fun? Do you even have to ask? Well worthy of it's exalted status as THE ultimate Christmas movie.

Miracle on 34th Street Cast

Maureen O'Hara - Doris Walker
Natalie Wood - Susan Walker
John Payne - Fred Gailey
Edmund Gwenn - Kris Kringle
Gene Lockhart - Judge Henry X. Harper
William Frawley - Charles Halloran
Alvin Greenman - Alfred

Miracle on 34th Street Awards and Nominations

1948 Academy Awards® Best Screenplay (Win)
Best Supporting Actor - Edmund Gwenn (Win)
Best Original Story (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

1948 Golden Globes Awards® Best Screenplay (Win)
Best Supporting Actor - Edmund Gwenn (Win)

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Miracle on 34th Street

Doris Walker ( Maureen O'Hara ):

"Susan, I speak French but that does not make me Joan of Arc."

Does Santa sleep with is whiskers inside or outside of the covers?