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Miracle on 34th Street (2-May-1947)

Director: George Seaton

Writers: Valentine Davies; George Seaton

Music: Cyril Mockridge

Producer: William Perlberg

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Christmas, New York

As the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade starts, their Santa is intoxicated; the parade chief hires Kris Kringle to fill in, which he does splendidly. It later develops that Kringle believes he is in fact Santa Claus. The quintessential Christmas movie. Won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Story and Best Screenplay; received a nomination for Best Picture. Entered 2005 into the National Film Registry. Remade as Miracle on 34th Street (1994).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jerome Cowan
6-Oct-1897 24-Jan-1972 Miracle on 34th Street
William Frawley
26-Feb-1887 3-Mar-1966 Fred on I Love Lucy
Edmund Gwenn
26-Sep-1875 6-Sep-1959 Miracle on 34th Street
Porter Hall
19-Sep-1888 6-Oct-1953 Going My Way
Gene Lockhart
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
Maureen O'Hara
17-Aug-1920   Miracle on 34th Street
John Payne
23-May-1912 6-Dec-1989 Kansas City Confidential
Natalie Wood
20-Jul-1938 29-Nov-1981 Rebel Without A Cause


Maureen O'Hara   ...   Doris Walker
John Payne   ...   Fred Gailey
Edmund Gwenn   ...   Kris Kringle
Gene Lockhart   ...   Judge Henry X. Harper
Natalie Wood   ...   Susan Walker
Porter Hall   ...   Granville Sawyer
William Frawley   ...   Charles Halloran
Jerome Cowan   ...   Thomas Mara
Philip Tonge   ...   Julian Shellhammer


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