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Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.


Fielder Cook


Jeb Rosebrook, George Seaton (based on the screenplay by) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Cabot ... Kris Kringle
Jane Alexander ... Karen Walker
David Hartman ... Bill Schaffner
Suzanne Davidson Suzanne Davidson ... Susan Walker
Jim Backus ... Shellhammer
Roddy McDowall ... Dr. Sawyer
Tom Bosley ... Judge Harper
David Doyle ... Mr. Macy
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Celeste
Roland Winters ... Mr. Gimbel
Barry Greenberg Barry Greenberg ... Alfred
James Gregory ... District Attorney
Jason Wingreen ... Halloran
Conrad Janis ... Dr. Pierce
Pepe Serna ... Y Leader


A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle on 34th Street See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Melissa Gilbert liked the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, so much so that she wanted to audition for the role of Susan Walker but unfortunately lost the role to Suzanne Davidson. See more »


As the Judge's granddaughters run through his study, the arm of a crew member can be seen at the lower left of the screen. See more »


Remake of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »


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Not as Good as The 1947 Movie But Much Better Then The 1994 Movie!
7 December 2004 | by ZephyrwoodSee all my reviews

Okay this 1973 made for TV remake isn't as good as the old 1947 black and white original Miracle on 34th Street but it is still good and I actually enjoyed watching it! It was first shown on TV in 1973 when I as a little girl but I had never seen it until this year and so far I have watched it about 2 or 3 times and while the original cast is better I thought that Sebastian Cabot who some may remember as the butler Mr. French in the show Family Affair was good as Kris Kringle and was probably the best actor in the movie along with Jane Alexander! Suzanne Davidson the child actor who played Susan was no where near as great as Natalie Wood but she wasn't bad and David Hartman was good but his acting was a little over the top at times especially in the courtroom scene about the post office and the letters for Santa. All in all not as good as the original but I liked it and any child of the 70's should find this movie amusing and their kids might like it too and it's much better then that awful 1994 theatrical remake!

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