Sunday, November 21, 2010

Miracle on 34th Street {1947}

Miracle on 34th Street is a charming story Christmas story. About a wonderful old man who claims he is Santa Claus and is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. He also brings a new idea to Macy's, he is their Santa Claus, if Macy's doesn't have what the costumer wants, tell them what store does carry it.
The little girl in the movie is just adorable!!! Her name, Natalie Wood.

But guess what?!? William Frawley is in the movie too! You know, Fred Martz of the I Love Lucy show.

Favorite Quotes from the Movie:

District Attorney: What is your name? 
Kris Kringle: Kris Kringle. 
District Attorney: Where do you live? 
Kris Kringle: That's what this hearing will decide. 
Judge Henry X. Harper: A very sound answer, Mister Kringle. 
District Attorney: Do you really believe that you're Santa Claus? 
Kris Kringle: Of course. 
District Attorney: [long pause] The state rests, your honor. 

Kris Kringle: You see, Mrs. Walker, this is quite an opportunity for me. For the past 50 years or so I've been getting more and more worried about Christmas. Seems we're all so busy trying to beat the other fellow in making things go faster and look shinier and cost less that Christmas and I are sort of getting lost in the shuffle.

What are your favorite Christmas movies?



Miss Laurie said...

That's a funny little advertisement/preview! That was Rex Harrison he was talking to about The Ghost and Mrs. Muir! I love that film!
Miracle on 34th Street is simply delightful! I love all the old Christmas movies like Shop Around The Corner, White Christmas, Christmas In Connecticut, It's A Wonderful Life (which I always think of more around New Year's eve), The Bishop's Wife and many more! I look forward to watching many charming Christmas films after Thanksgiving! :)

Elinor Dashwood said...

Oh, I love this movie! We used to watch it every Thanksgiving, and last year started up that tradition again. It's such a cute movie! :-)