MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (U)
D: George Seaton
20th Century Fox (William Perlberg)
W: George Seaton [based on a story by
DP: Charles Clarke & Lloyd Ahern
Ed: Robert Simpson
Mus: Cyril Mockridge
Maureen O'Hara (Doris Walker), John Payne (Fred Gailey),
Natalie Wood (Susan Walker), Edmund Gwenn(Kris Kringle), Gene Lockhart (Judge Henry Harper)
Seasonal classic in which a department store Santa Claus
claims that he's the real thing and is committed as a result, only for the community to rally for his release.
Parts of the film haven't dated particularly well, but
it's a sweet & charming story of Yuletide innocence which perfectly encapsulates the magical time of year.