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Miracle on 34th Street Overview:

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Seaton and produced by William Perlberg.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Valentine Davies published in 1947.

Miracle on 34th Street was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorEdmund GwennWon
Best WritingValentine DaviesWon
Best WritingGeorge SeatonWon
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

on Dec 1, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

I gave my thoughts on 1947’s Miracle on 34th Street in a previous review which you can peruse here before reading my thoughts on the remake. I was rather harsh regarding this remake in my original review, if only because I’ve grown to accept this film’s faults and praise what it do... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

on Dec 19, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

This review originally ran on December 20th, 2011.  My thoughts on the film itself haven’t changed, and have only grown. Natalie Wood continues to astound me, and the film has such love embedded in it. How can I say I’m a film fan, and actually write reviews for a living, if I’ve o... Read full article


Miracle on 34th Street; a Scrapbook of a Miraculous Film

By C. S. Williams on Dec 18, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

Special does not do service to the accomplishments and the staying power of Miracle on 34th Street; as the measuring-tape said of Mary Poppins, “practically perfect in every way,” so too are the celluloid triumphs of this 1947, summer blockbuster, produced by 20th Century-Fox. The apex that Miracle ... Read full article


Miracle on 34th Street; a Scrapbook of a Miraculous Film

By C. S. Williams on Dec 18, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

Special does not do service to the accomplishments and the staying power of Miracle on 34th Street; as the measuring-tape said of Mary Poppins, “practically perfect in every way,” so too are the celluloid triumphs of this 1947, summer blockbuster, produced by 20th Century-Fox. The apex that Miracle ... Read full article


Miracle on 34th Street ( 1955 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 24, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

My sister and I were planning on watching the perennial television airing of Miracle on 34th Street this morning but a quick look at the TV guide revealed to us that the film is no longer being aired on Thanksgiving morning....it looks like it hasn't been for over a decade ( I knew it was a while si... Read full article


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Quotes from

Kris Kringle: You know what the imagination is?
Susan Walker: Oh, sure. That's when you see things, but they're not really there.
Kris Kringle: Well, that can be caused by other things, too.


Fred Gailey: Look Doris, someday you're going to find that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn't work. And when you do, don't overlook those lovely intangibles. You'll discover those are the only things that are worthwhile.


Kris Kringle: If that's normal, I don't want it!


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Facts about

When Dr. Pierce explains Kris' belief that he is Santa Claus, he offers for comparative purposes a Hollywood restaurant owner who believes himself to be a Russian prince despite evidence to the contrary, but rather conveniently fails to recall the man's name. This was a reference to Michael Romanoff, owner of Romanoff's in Hollywood, a popular hangout for movie stars at the time.
Unbeknownst to most parade watchers, Edmund Gwenn played Santa Claus in the actual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade held November 28, 1946. He fulfilled the duties of most parade Santas, including addressing the crowd from the marquee of Macy's after the parade was over. He was introduced to the crowd by actor Philip Tonge (he played Mr. Shellhammer in the movie) and he later unveiled the mechanical Christmas display windows to the accompaniment of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite." This gesture symbolized the opening of the Christmas shopping season at the store.
Maureen O'Hara was ultimately forced into her role against her will, as she had just returned to Ireland before being called back to America for the film. However, she immediately changed her sentiments upon reading the script.
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Miracle on 34th Street

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