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Basics Critics:83Viewers:75Rusty:82
Category: Comedy, Drama, Kids/Family, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Christmas movie, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Christmas movie, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 92 - 96 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: English, DutchCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York CityDirector: George SeatonScreenwriter: George SeatonMusic: Cyril J. MockridgeCinematography: Charles G. ClarkeStars: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Porter Hall, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, Philip Tonge, Harry Antrim, Herbert Heyes Producer: William PerlbergStudio: 20th Century FoxAwards won: Academy Award for Best Story
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Edmund Gwenn)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (George Seaton)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best PictureAward details: (details at IMDb)

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. The film has become a perennial Christmas favorite. The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing, Original Story and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to Gentleman's Agreement. Davies also penned a short novelization of the tale, which was published by Harcourt Brace simultaneously with the film's release.

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