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Miracle on 34th Street

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.

Miracle on 34th Street
Cast:

Maureen O’Hara
John Payne
Natalie Wood
Edmund Gwenn
Porter Hall
Gene Lockhart

Director:
George Seaton

Producer:
William Perlberg

Written by:
George Seaton

Distributor:
20th Century Fox

Budget:
$630,000

Box Office:
$3.1 million

Awards:

Academy Awards - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Won)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Original Story (Won)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay (Won)
Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor (Won)
Golden Globes - Best Screenplay (Won)



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
96%