Movie Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, 1947

Festival Reviews

Top Christmas Movie of All-Time

Movie Review
Directed by George Seaton
Starring: Maureen O’Hara; John Payne; Edmund Gwenn
Review by Tom Coatsworth


When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.


This movie was made with great care. It tells in the writing — which won it’s director an Academy Award. It tells in the casting — there is not one performance that seems at odds with the whole. There is not one extra who doesn’t fit perfectly into the overall work. The photography is beautiful. The direction is confident and invisible.

Kris Kringle is alive and well and roaming the streets of Manhattan. The beginning of the film follows a man in a fedora and overcoat in a montage…

View original post 714 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s