Miracle on 34th Street

96 Minutes • NR


Film Info
Event Type:Classic Movie
Release Year:1947
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Seton
Cast:Edmund Gwenn
Maureen O'Hara
John Payne
Screenwriter:George Seaton
Valentine Davies


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.

It is light, it is charming, it is delightfully funny and completely captivating. It is all that, and something more. -NY Daily News

[Let us] heartily proclaim that it is the freshest little picture in a long time, and maybe even the best comedy of this year. -NY Times