A Christmas classic for all time!
The original 1947 classic motion picture "Miracle On 34th Street" is still one of the most appealing Christmas movies ever made, and one of the 10 best movies from the decade of the 1940's. What this timeless film offers is a special opportunity to see great storytelling presented in a way that everybody can enjoy, time and time again. Edmund Gwenn convincingly portrays the role of Kris Kringle, a kind-hearted old gentleman who believes himself to be the one and only Santa Claus. Along the way, he encounters Mrs. Walker (Maureen O'Hara), who hires him on-the-spot for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade after the first-hired Santa becomes intoxicated. Kringle is so believable that Macy's department store hires him as their full-time Santa Claus to greet people inside during the holiday rush. Mrs. Walker's daughter Susan (Natalie Wood) also meets Kris, and thinks that he is just a nice old man with whiskers. Her one gift wish is a real house of her own, with a swing in the back yard. Hilarity ensues when other people are starting to be convinced that Kris is the real Santa. This results in an eventual hearing to determine the man's true identity and residence. By the time the film is over, you will probably also be convinced that Santa Claus is for real. This remarkable motion picture event has become a favorite Christmas film that people have cherished for decades. Gwenn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor while the film also recieved an Academy Award for its original screenplay; the movie was nominated for Best Picture. It is a brilliant film the entire family will enjoy.Read full review