Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

DVD - 2006
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The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is.

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djb53
Jan 07, 2018

It appears that ALL the comments are posted on ALL versions of the same title which may lead to the 'original' vs. 'not original' arguments. You need to dig into the 'details' pages of individual editions if you want a specific version -- ask a library staff person for help, then go enjoy the movie. And stop arguing.

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Janice21383
Dec 31, 2017

1947's Miracle On 34th Street was made at an interesting time: immediately after WW II, when people desired warmth and reassurance, and between the highs of 1930s and early 1940s comedy, and the lows of 1950s smarm. It has a lot going for it: an Oscar-winning performance by Edmund Gwen, Natalie Wood, the most adorable skeptic ever, gorgeous black and white photography, and some sharp dialogue, especially about why you shouldn't teach children to believe what isn't true. A message which is quickly set aside, because: Santa! And this film has other messages, like: a woman should not be able to rear her child as she sees fit if she's a rational old meany head; it's okay to leave your child with multiple strange men, especially one who is mentally ill and attacks people with sticks; and psychologists are evil. And there is far more touching and kissing of other people's children than 2017 would stand for. Honestly, this is a sweet movie full of good intentions, and your family will probably enjoy it, but do discuss it afterwards.

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nickster13
Dec 14, 2017

I don't know why people are saying it's not the original, because it is... And what a lovely movie it is, so charming and stands the test of time.

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RuthSantiago
Feb 23, 2017

Hello. This is NOT the original 1947 version of Miracle of 34th. But a 1990s remake with Richard Attenborough playing Santa, Elizabeth Perkins as the mother, and Mara Wilson as the daughter. Good, but if you love the original not as good.

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smaug37
Jan 04, 2017

This is NOT the original. This is the remake. Person who said this is the original should delete their account. :)

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL WITH NATALIE WOOD AS A VERY YOUNG GIRL - MADE IN 1947. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL REINCARNATIONS, BUT SEE THIS ONE IF YOU ARE CHOOSING.... FOUR PAWS UP FROM ABBY TABBY AND KRISTI

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marthajack
Nov 26, 2016

Not nearly as good as the original!

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GusAndAbe
Nov 22, 2016

An oldie and a goodie

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gracsumm341
Jan 04, 2016

i love the movie

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brekra
Dec 28, 2015

Although I am a senior, I had never seen this movie. I now understand why it is so famous!

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linoboy
Jan 25, 2017

Kris Kringle: To market, to market, to buy a fat pig! Home again, home again, jiggety-jig. To market, to market, to buy a fat hog! Home again, home again, jiggety-...

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Monolith
Jan 14, 2013

Mr. Shellhammer: "But... but maybe he's only a little crazy, like painters, or composers, or... or some of those men in Washington!"

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Monolith
Jan 14, 2013

Doris Walker: "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to."

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