Miracle on 34th StreetMiracle on 34th Street
(also called The Big Heart
) is a 1947
film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus
at a department store, who contends that he really is Santa. It stars Maureen O'Hara
, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart and Natalie Wood
The movie was written by Valentine Davies and George Seaton, and directed by Seaton.
It 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.
Miracle on 34th Street was remade twice:
- 1973 - A television version starring 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. This version is notable for its flat, clichéd dialogue.