Miracle on 34th Street Poster

Release Date: 1947

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood, Porter Hall, William Frawley, Thelma Ritter

Director: George Seaton

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Endearing, Love, Touching, Charming, Quest, 1940s, Daughter, New York City

Awards

Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Motion Picture Story)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay)