Although the movie is over 55 years old, the idea of a single working mom trying to raise her daughter after a bitter divorce, tells a story that is relevant by today's standards. She bonded on stage with young Natalie Wood who later played her daughter in Father Was A Fullback also and kept in contact with her right up to her death in 1981. Like the original, this film was produced by 20th Century Fox. Summary for the movie At the Macy's Department Store Thanksgiving Day parade, the actor playing Santa is discovered to be drunk by a whiskered old man. This reviewer would give the movie a 5 out of 5 rating. Sawyer, initially takes Kris on as a fascinating case study, but Kris' belief that it is Sawyer who has the problem leads to him becoming an enemy instead.
He quickly manipulates the court to recognize the authority of the Postal Service, and arranges the post office to deliver all of Santa's mail to the court. Schoenfeld's, he says, has what she's looking for. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. I've read negative reviews of Mara Wilson's performance but I think she is charming and smart but not at all obnoxious or know-it-all as others have said. Sawyer confronts him and lies to Kris and tells him that Karen believes him to be a menace. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all, something to believe in.
Kris does such a good job that Mrs. At the same time, Karen's daughter, Susan Suzanne Davidson , an intelligent but cynical six-year-old, meets her new neighbor, Bill Schafner David Hartman , a lawyer, and decides to try and hook him up with her mother. Kris reveals to Bill that he intends for Bill to get him off, making Bill realize that Kris wants the confrontation for the sake of proving to the world that he is the one and only Santa Claus. Or at least that's what a gentlemen appropriately named Kristopher Kringle played by Edmund Gwenn complete with full white beard is claiming. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Gwenn's just a kind old man in a white beard.
Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle, Santa Claus. . Reviewed by Boyo-2 7 Its very easy to see why this movie won the Oscar for Screenplay that year. In fact until Gwenn died, she had hopes of doing some kind of sequel. Despite reassurances by Kringle's doctor that he is harmless, Doris still has misgivings, especially when she has cynically trained herself, and especially her daughter, Susan, to reject all notions of belief and fantasy. When he complains to event director Doris Walker Maureen O'Hara , she persuades Kringle to take his place. Look for a bit role from Jack Albertson as the postal employee who inadvertently saves the day.
In order to get out, Kris must face a court hearing, where not only is his sanity questioned, but the state of New York will decide if there really is a Santa Claus. Walker is working, single mother, who works for Macy's Department Store in New York City. When a raucous conflict with the store's cruelly incompetent psychologist erupts, Kris. Whether or not Kris is the real Santa Claus, there is no doubt that he seem to have an influence on almost everyone he meets--except for Macy's staff psychologist. Without them we would have no basis for our hopes and dreams Reviewed by bkoganbing 9.
Gives a meaning to the title that is lost on today's audience. Also making her film debut is Thelma Ritter as the mother of a child looking to meet Santa Claus, the one official Santa Claus, courtesy of Macy's Department Store. Natalie Wood plays her daughter, Susan. Summary for the movie A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. How long did it take Edmund Gwenn to grow that beard for the part? After Kris helps Alfred with his yearly Santa Claus routine, Dr. Kris, out of goodwill and to the horror of Mr. 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.
While he is successful, Ms. Natalie Wood does such a good job at playing as the bright six year old, Susan, that you can almost imagine her going straight from being a baby to being an adult. It is Thanksgiving and the employees of Macy's department store are busy with preparations for the annual Thanksgiving day parade. Doris works at Macy's and is organizing their Thanksgiving Day Parade, when the Santa they've hired is intoxicated. Fred Gailey played by John Payne a neighbor of Doris Susan Walker agrees to represent Kris. At the celebration at the memorial home, Susan loses faith in Kris when she doesn't get her house.
He ends up being such a big hit that he gets hired to work at Macy's also. Impressed, she tells Julian Shellhammer Philip Tonge , head of the toy department, that she will become a loyal customer. Regardless, I love the way this story is told and Mara makes it for me. Perhaps I like her because she looks like my daughter when she was little. She eventually asks Kris to get her a new house for Christmas to prove that he's Santa Claus, and later for help in ensuring Bill becomes her new father. However, on the way back into New York, Bill and Karen drive her past the house she asked for, leading Susan to rush inside and find it even has the swing she asked for. Macy David Doyle to pursue the campaign in earnest.