U.S., 1947, 96 min, 2K DCP, Dir. George Seaton, Not rated but suitable for children, 20th Century Fox
“For all those blasé skeptics who do not believe in Santa Claus—and likewise for all those natives who have grown cynical about New York—but most especially for all those patrons who have grown weary of the monotonies of the screen, let us heartily recommend… Miracle on 34th Street.” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
A perennial Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street tells the story of a department store Santa Claus (lovingly played by Edmund Gwenn) who claims to be the real Claus. In spite of his good nature and widespread appeal, poor Kris Kringle is put on trial for his claim, putting everyone’s faith to the test. Over seventy years after its premiere, the film continues to delight audiences and charm even the staunchest nonbeliever. This is not least in part to Gwenn’s costar, Natalie Wood, as 8-year-old Susan, whose mother Doris (Maureen O’Hara) is raising her up to not believe in Santa. In its day, the film won three Academy Awards: Best Actor (Gwenn), Best Writing, Original Story (Valentine Davies) and Best Writing, Screenplay (Seaton). This film is appropriate for ages 6 and up.
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