Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

 Rated E for every single body.

The 88th drop in the Next 100 Project bucket gabs about the Christmas movie for skeptics. This 70-year-old fantasy flick (or is he really Saint Nick?) won us over, despite some rough patches and old-Hollywood cliches. Edmund Gwenn is the ideal on-screen Santa Claus and Maureen O’Hara & and a youthy Natalie Wood do a nice job working off his twinkle. Feeling like you need a boost? Go to Sparkplugcoffee.com where you are free to save 10% on your first order by using the discount code “Top100Project”.

For The Record: Thelma Ritter was in her mid-40s when this movie came out and Sydney Greenstreet was in his 60s before making his debut in The Maltese Falcon.


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists (including Cheers and Fantasies)

1947 in film

1947 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and It’s A Wonderful Life and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Godfather Part II and the 1994 Miracle On 34th Street and Bad Santa

YouTube links: Santa and the Dutch girl and Santa chats with Doris about psychiatric evaluations and the mailbag scene and Susie gets her house

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