FACTOID # 20: Statistically, Delaware bears more cost of the US Military than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street

Original movie poster for Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by George Seaton
Produced by William Perlberg
Written by Valentine Davies (story)
George Seaton (written by)
Starring Maureen O'Hara
John Payne
Natalie Wood
Edmund Gwenn
Music by Cyril Mockridge
Cinematography Lloyd Ahern
Charles G. Clarke
Editing by Robert L. Simpson
Distributed by 20th century Fox
Release date(s) May 2, 1947 (U.S. release)
Running time 96 min
Language English
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film written by Valentine Davies, directed by George Seaton, and starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn. The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Edmund Gwenn), Best Writing, Original Story (Valentine Davies) and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to Gentleman's Agreement. It was ranked ninth by the American Film Institute on its list of America's most inspiring movies. Davies also penned a short story version of the tale, which was published simultaneously with the film's release. Image File history File links Miracle_on_34th_Street. ... George Seaton (April 17, 1911 - July 28, 1979) was an American playwright, film director and producer. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Valentine Davies (25 August 1905 to 23 July 1961) was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Payne in Kansas City Confidental John Payne was an American movie actor who is mainly remembered as a singer in 20th Century Fox film musicals. ... Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ... Edmund Gwenn (September 26, 1877–September 6, 1959) was a British theatre and film actor. ... Cyril J. Mockridge (August 6, 1896 - January 18, 1979) was a film music composer who worked on such films as Nightmare Alley and Road House. ... Robert Leatham Simpson (b. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Valentine Davies (25 August 1905 to 23 July 1961) was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. ... George Seaton (April 17, 1911 - July 28, 1979) was an American playwright, film director and producer. ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Payne in Kansas City Confidental John Payne was an American movie actor who is mainly remembered as a singer in 20th Century Fox film musicals. ... Edmund Gwenn (September 26, 1877–September 6, 1959) was a British theatre and film actor. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Edmund Gwenn (September 26, 1877–September 6, 1959) was a British theatre and film actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 100 Years. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


One of the great Christmas films, Miracle on 34th Street is the story of what takes place in New York City following Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as a single mother and her daughter, a lawyer, and many others are left wondering whether or not a department store Santa just might be the real Mr. Claus. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Christmas in the media. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Macys Day Parade redirects here. ... A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ...

Contents

Plot synopsis

Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is indignant to find that the person assigned to play Santa in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Percy Helton) is intoxicated. When he complains to the event's director, Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara), she persuades Kris to replace him. He does such a fine job that he is hired to be the Santa for Macy's flagship New York City store on 34th Street at Herald Square. Macys Day Parade redirects here. ... 76. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ...


Ignoring instructions to steer parents to goods that Macy's wants to sell, Kris tells one woman shopper (Thelma Ritter) to go to another store, Schoenfeld's, for a fire engine for her son. She is so impressed, she tells Julian Shellhammer (Philip Tonge), head of the toy department, that she will become a loyal Macy's customer. Kris later informs another mother that Macy's archrival, Gimbels, has better skates for her daughter. Ṝ Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was a six time Academy Award-nominated American character actress of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Gimbels was a major American department store corporation from 1887 through the late 20th century. ...


Fred Gailey (John Payne), an attorney and neighbor of Doris, is babysitting her nine-year-old daughter Susan (Natalie Wood) and takes her to see Kris. When Doris finds out, she lectures Fred about filling Susan's mind with fantasy. Meanwhile, Susan witnesses Kris talking and singing with a Dutch World War II orphan girl in her native tongue and begins to wonder if perhaps Kris is real. (In the 1994 remake, Kris communicates with a deaf girl via sign language.) When Doris asks Kris to tell Susan the truth, Kris surprises her by insisting that he really is Santa Claus. Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ... Two sign language Intepreters working as a team for a school. ...


Fearing what he might do next, Doris decides to fire him. However, Kris has generated so much good publicity and customer goodwill for Macy's that a delighted R.H. Macy (Harry Antrim) promises Doris and Shellhammer generous bonuses, making it awkward to discharge the old man. To overcome Doris's misgivings, Shellhammer proposes a compromise: sending Kris to Granville Sawyer (Porter Hall) to get a "psychological evaluation". Kris easily passes the test, but antagonizes Sawyer by questioning Sawyer's own psychological health. Porter Hall (September 19, 1888 - October 6, 1953) was a film actor known for appearing in a number of films in the 1930s and 1940s many times, due to a weak chin and shifty eyes, playing movie villians. ...


The store expands on the marketing concept. Anxious to avoid looking greedy by comparison, Gimbels implements the same referral policy throughout its entire chain, forcing Macy's and other stores to respond in kind. Eventually, Kris accomplishes a miracle: Mr. Macy shakes hands with Mr. Gimbel (Herbert H. Heyes), a feat thought impossible.


Doctor Pierce (James Seay), the doctor at Kris's nursing home, assures Doris and Shellhammer that Kris' apparent delusion is harmless and disagrees with the vindictive Sawyer, who argues that Kris should be placed in a mental hospital. Meanwhile, Fred offers to let Kris stay with him so he can be closer to his workplace. Kris makes a deal with Fred - he will work on Susan's cynicism while Fred does the same with the disillusioned Doris, still bitter over her failed marriage. James Seay (1914-1992) was an American character actor who often played minor supporting roles as government officials of one kind or another. ... Rest home for seniors in Český Těšín, Czech Republic SNF redirects here. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ...


Then Kris learns that Sawyer has convinced a young, impressionable employee, Alfred (Alvin Greenman), that he is mentally ill simply because he is generous and kind hearted (Alfred plays Santa Claus at his neighborhood YMCA). Kris confronts Sawyer and, in a fit of anger, raps him on the head with his cane. Doris and Shellhammer arrive at that point and only see the aftermath; Sawyer exaggerates his injury in order to have Kris confined to Bellevue mental hospital. Tricked into cooperating and believing Doris to be part of the deception, a discouraged Kris deliberately fails his mental examination and is recommended for permanent commitment. Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... Bellevue Hospital is a famous hospital located in New York City, New York, United States. ...


However, Fred persuades Kris not to give up while he works to secure his release. To that end, Fred gets a formal hearing before Judge Henry X. Harper (Gene Lockhart) of the New York Supreme Court. Warned by Mr. Macy to get the matter dropped, Sawyer pleads with Fred not to seek publicity. To Sawyer's dismay, Fred thanks him for the idea. As a result, Judge Harper is put in an awkward spot--even his own grandchildren are against him for "persecuting" Santa Claus. Gene (Eugene) Lockhart (July 18, 1891 – March 31, 1957) was a Canadian Academy Award-nominated character actor, singer, playwright and popular composer. ...


At the hearing, New York County District Attorney Thomas Mara (Jerome Cowan) gets Kris to assert that he is in fact Santa Claus and rests his case, believing he has prima facie proved his point. Fred stuns the court by arguing that Kris is not insane because he actually is Santa Claus--and he will prove it. Mara requests the Judge to rule legally that Santa Claus does not exist. Judge Harper is warned privately in chambers by his political adviser Charlie Halloran (William Frawley) that doing so would be politically disastrous for his upcoming reelection bid. The judge takes the safe route by hearing evidence before ruling. Fred calls R.H. Macy as a witness and Mara pointedly asks if he really believes Kris to be Santa Claus. Realizes that denying Kris could ruin his Christmas sales season, Macy starts to give an equivocal answer ("Well, he gives every indication..."), but when Mara asks him directly, "Do you or do you not believe this man to be Santa Claus?", Macy remembers the expressions on the faces of small children upon seeing Kris, and firmly states, "I do!" After he leaves the stand, Macy tells Sawyer he is fired. Fred then calls Mara's own young son to the stand. Mara Jr. testifies that his father had told him that Santa was real and that "My daddy would never tell a lie!" Outmaneuvered (and made a complete fool of), Mara concedes the existence of Santa Claus. Mara then tries again. He demands that Fred prove that Kris is "the one and only" Santa Claus, on the basis of some competent authority. Cowan in The Maltese Falcon Jerome Cowan (October 6, 1897 - January 24, 1972) appeared in over 100 films but is probably best remembered for his role as the doomed private eye partner of Sam Spade, Miles Archer, in The Maltese Falcon. ... Look up prima facie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... William Clement Frawley (February 26, 1887 – March 3, 1966) began in vaudeville and as a screen actor, with well over a hundred films to his credit, but gained greater fame as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. ...


Fred quits his job at a prestigious New York law firm and has a falling out with Doris, who has no faith in his ability to win the case and calls Fred's resignation an "idealistic binge" over some "lovely intangibles." He replies that one day she may discover that those lovely intangibles are the only worthwhile things in life.


While Fred searches frantically, Susan, by now firmly believing in Kris, writes him a letter to cheer him up, which Doris signs also. A mail sorter (Jack Albertson) sees it and realizes that the post office could clear out the many letters to Santa taking up space in their dead letter office by delivering them to Kris at the courthouse. Kris receives Susan's letter and is uplifted by this breakthrough. Just then Fred learns that over 50,000 pieces of mail have been delivered to Kris. Fred presents Judge Harper with three letters addressed simply to "Santa Claus" and notes that they have been delivered to Kris at the courthouse. Fred nonchalantly admits he "has further exhibits" and, when Judge Harper demands he "put them here on my desk", he is practically buried beneath bags and bags of letters. Fred then argues that the United States Post Office, a branch of the federal government, accepts Kris' claim as the one and only Santa Claus. This conveniently lets Judge Harper rule in favor of Kris. Afterwards, Doris invites Kris to dinner, but he reminds her that "it's Christmas Eve!" Jonathan George Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American actor (dating back to Vaudeville), comedian, dancer, singer, and musician, and he performed on stage, radio, movies, and television. ... The United States Postal Service started a dead letter office in 1825 to deal with undeliverable mail. ... A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ...


On Christmas morning, Susan is disillusioned because Kris was unable to get her what she told him she wanted most, a house in the suburbs. As they are about to leave, Kris gives Fred and Doris a route home, supposedly to avoid traffic. Along the way, Susan is overjoyed to see the house of her dreams with a For Sale sign in the front yard. (The house exactly matches the drawing she had shown Kris earlier.) Fred learns that Doris had encouraged Susan to have faith, and suggests they get married and purchase the house. He then boasts that he must be a great lawyer, since he managed to do the seemingly impossible in winning the case. However, when he notices a cane leaning against the fireplace that looks exactly like the one Kris carried, he remarks, "Maybe I didn't do such a wonderful thing after all!"


Cast

Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... There have been several well-known people named John Payne, including: John Payne (actor) John Payne (poet). ... Edmund Gwenn (September 26, 1877–September 6, 1959) was a British theatre and film actor. ... Bold textItalic textLink titlelink title Media:Example. ... Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was a three time Academy Award nominated American film actress. ... Porter Hall (September 19, 1888 - October 6, 1953) was a film actor known for appearing in a number of films in the 1930s and 1940s many times, due to a weak chin and shifty eyes, playing movie villians. ... William Clement Frawley (February 26, 1887 – March 3, 1966) began in vaudeville and as a screen actor, with well over a hundred films to his credit, but gained greater fame as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. ... Cowan in The Maltese Falcon Jerome Cowan (October 6, 1897 - January 24, 1972) appeared in over 100 films but is probably best remembered for his role as the doomed private eye partner of Sam Spade, Miles Archer, in The Maltese Falcon. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Gene (Eugene) Lockhart (July 18, 1891 – March 31, 1957) was a Canadian Academy Award-nominated character actor, singer, playwright and popular composer. ... James Seay (1914-1992) was an American character actor who often played minor supporting roles as government officials of one kind or another. ... Ṝ Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was a six time Academy Award-nominated American character actress of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... 76. ... Jonathan George Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American actor (dating back to Vaudeville), comedian, dancer, singer, and musician, and he performed on stage, radio, movies, and television. ... The Post Office Department was the former name of the United States Postal Service when it was a Cabinet department. ...

Production

Despite the fact that the film is set during the Christmas season, studio head Darryl F. Zanuck insisted that it be released in May, arguing that more people went to the movies during the summer. So the studio began scrambling to promote it while keeping the fact that it was a Christmas movie a secret. Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career being rivalled only by that of Adolph Zukor). ...


The house shown at the end of the movie is located at 24 Derby Road in Port Washington, New York. It looks practically the same, except for the roof. The roofline has been altered by the addition of a window. The house can be viewed here. Port Washington is a hamlet and Census Designated Place in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ...


Inaccuracies

  • There was no Mr. Macy by the time of the film. In 1896, R. H. Macy's was acquired by Isidor Straus and his brother Nathan. However this might of just a title for him.
  • In the book, Reel Justice, the authors point out that Judge Harper had an easy way of dismissing the case early without the political repercussions he feared. This was when the prosecutor rested his case immediately after Kris Kringle admitted in court simply that he believed he was Santa Claus. In doing so, Judge Harper could have ruled that prosecution had forfeited its opportunity to prove that Kringle was dangerous, the basic point of such hearings (his actual mental state itself being irrelevant), and ordered the subject immediately released.
  • When demonstrating that he has taken several mental examinations in the past, Kris Kringle says that Daniel D. Tompkins was John Quincy Adams' Vice President, but Tompkins actually served under James Monroe. John C. Calhoun was Adams' Vice President.

Isidor Straus (February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912)—also known as Isadore Strauss—, a German Jewish American, was co-owner of the Macys department store and served as a Member of Congress in the United States. ... Nathan Straus Nathan Straus (1848–1931) was an American merchant and philanthropist. ... Daniel D. Tompkins (June 21, 1774 – June 11, 1825) was an entrepreneur, jurist, Congressman, Governor of New York, and the sixth Vice President of the United States. ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... For other persons named James Monroe, see James Monroe (disambiguation). ... John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a leading United States Southern politician and political philosopher from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century, at the center of the foreign policy and financial disputes of his age and best known as a spokesman for...

Remakes

There are four remakes of the movie, as well as a Broadway musical:


1955 version

A 1955 television movie starring Thomas Mitchell as Kris Kringle and Sandy Descher as Susan Walker. Titled The Miracle on 34th Street instead of just Miracle on 34th Street. Originally aired as an episode of TV's The 20th Century Fox Hour. “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Thomas Mitchell (July 11, 1892 – December 17, 1962) was an Academy, Emmy, and Tony award winning American film actor as well as a screenplay writer. ... Sandra Descher, known professionally as Sandy, was an American child actress, of the 1950s. ... The 20th Century Fox Hour was an hour-long dramatic anthology television series broadcast in the United States by CBS from 1955 to 1957. ...


1959 version

A 1959 television movie starring Ed Wynn as Kris Kringle; also featured was Orson Bean. This version of the popular Valentine Davies story was broadcast live and in color on NBC the day after Thanksgiving in 1959 and seemed to have disappeared completely. NBC made a kinescope of the program, probably for broadcasting opening night on the West Coast. The copy was in a large collection of kinescopes donated by NBC to the Library of Congress and recently unearthed by Richard Finegan, who reported his quest and experiences in the December 2005 issue of Classic Images. “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Ed Wynn (November 9, 1886 - June 19, 1966) was a popular United States entertainer, born Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Orson Bean, born Dallas Frederick Burroughs (July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont), is an American film and stage actor. ... This article is about the television network. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ...


1963 Broadway musical

A 1963 Broadway musical version, entitled Here's Love, was written by Meredith Willson. Heres Love is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson. ... Robert Meredith Willson (18 May 1902 – 15 June 1984) was an American composer and playwright, best known as the writer of The Music Man. ...


1973 version

A 1973 television movie starred Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Roddy McDowall, Sebastian Cabot, Suzanne Davidson, Jim Backus, David Doyle and Tom Bosley. It was adapted by Jeb Rosebrook from the George Seaton screenplay, and directed by Fielder Cook. Mrs. Walker's first name is changed to Karen in this version. “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939), is an award-winning American actress, a former director of the National Endowment for the Arts, and an author. ... David Hartman (born May 19, 1935, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is a well-known American television personality, half brother to comedian/actor/director/telethon host Jerry Lewis, and is presently anchoring and hosting documentary programs on cable TVs History Channel and on PBS. Hartman is most known as the... Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was an English/American actor. ... Sebastian Cabot (July 6, 1918 â€“ August 22, 1977) was a film and television actor, best remembered as a gently composed gentlemans gentleman in the 1960s situation comedy Family Affair, but his sonorous voice and understated style belied his frequent typecasting as an Englishman trying to make sense of America. ... James Gilmore Backus (February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio - July 3, 1989 In Los Angeles, California) was a radio, television, film actor, character actor, and voice actor. ... David Fitzgerald Doyle (December 1, 1929 - February 26, 1997), was an American actor, and brother of theatre actress Mary Doyle. ... Thomas Edward Bosley (born October 1, 1927) is an American actor. ...


1994 version

A 1994 feature film version featured Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh, Timothy Shea, James Remar, Jane Leeves, Simon Jones, William Windom and Mara Wilson. It was adapted by John Hughes from the Seaton script, and directed by Les Mayfield. Due to Macy's refusal to give permission it was replaced by the fictitious "Cole's." Alvin Greenman (Alfred in the original version) was featured as the doorman. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur. ... Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... Dylan McDermott (born Mark Anthony McDermott[1] on 26 October 1961) is an American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the former TV legal drama The Practice. ... J.T. Walsh (September 28, 1943–February 27, 1998) was an American actor best known for his roles as quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs (quote from Leonard Maltin) in numerous feature films. ... William James Remar (b. ... Jane Leeves (born April 18, 1961) is an English actress best known for her work as Daphne Moon on Frasier. ... Simon Jones as an upset Arthur Dent, watching his home being demolished in the first episode of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy BBC TV series. ... William Windom playing the role of Dr. Seth Hazlitt on the television series Murder, She Wrote William Windom, (born September 28, 1923, New York, New York), great-grandson of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, of the same name, is an American actor, best known for his work on television... Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born July 24, 1987) is an award-winning American actress. ... For other people with this name, see John Hughes. ...


This remake had a more serious tone than the original and a large portion of the movie was rewritten, although the majority of the plot and characters remained intact. The characters of Alfred and Sawyer were removed entirely and Kris is instead manipulated to land himself in trouble due to a conspiracy between the drunken Santa fired at the beginning of the film and the agents of a rival store.


This version made much of the fact that the world in its current state is filled with greed and cruelty as demonstrated by how willing the people in the conspiracy were to lock up an innocent, benevolent man for their own selfish ends. This is contrasted with the number of people who support Kris, which includes an orderly at the hospital where he's placed and, apparently, the police officers who arrested him. There is a scene where Kris tells Dorey that he sees himself (Santa Claus) as a symbol of hope and compassion in a jaded modern world of selfishness.


The film also added a subtext concerning religious faith. This is demonstrated in the climax of this version, where Judge Harper rules in favor of Kris after Susan presents him with a Christmas card containing a one-dollar bill with the words "In God We Trust" circled and he declares that if the United States government can issue its currency bearing a declaration of trust in God on faith alone, then he can rule that Santa Claus exists in the man of Kris Kringle. The words "In God We Trust" were not added to U.S. currency until 1957, so they would not have been on the one-dollar bill when the original version was made. For other uses, see Faith (disambiguation). ... Some christmas cards A Christmas card is a greeting card that is decorated in a manner that celebrates Christmas. ... For the US one-dollar coin, see United States dollar coin. ... For other uses, see In God We Trust (disambiguation). ... This article describes the government of the United States. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ...


The film also contains an early appearance by Allison Janney (C. J. Cregg), latterly of the television series West Wing. In Miracle on 34th Street she reprises the role played by Thelma Ritter in the original version. Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an Emmy-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her portrayal of C. J. Cregg on the American television series The West Wing and of Prudy on the 2007 film adaption of the musical Hairspray . ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg is a fictional character played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ...


Character names in different versions

1947 1955 1959 1963 Broadway musical 1973 1994
Doris Walker Karen Walker Dorey Walker
Frederick M. Gailey Fred Gaily Bill Schaffner Bryan Bedford
Kris Kringle
Susan Walker Susan Elizabeth Walker
Cleo [eliminated]
Drunk Santa [no name given] Tony Falacchi
Julian Shellhammer Mr. Shellhammer Marvin Shellhammer Horace Shellhammer Donald Shellhammer
Mrs. Shellhammer [eliminated]
Alfred Alfred [eliminated]
Granville Sawyer Dr. Albert Sawyer Dr. William Sawyer Dr. Henry Sawyer [eliminated]
R. H. Macy Mr. Macy R. H. Macy C. F. Cole
Mr. Gimbel Victor Landbergh
Dr. Pierce [eliminated] Dr. Pierce [eliminated]
Hon. Henry X. Harper Hon. Harper Hon. Martin Group Hon. Harper Hon. Henry Harper
Charlie Halloran [eliminated]
Thomas Mara Mr. Mara Thomas Mara [no name given] Ed Collins
Mrs. Mara [eliminated] Rebecca Collins

External links


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m