The New Pictures, Jun. 9, 1947

Miracle on 34th Street (20th Century-Fox) is brought about by a well-beavered, somewhat pixillated old gentleman (Edmund Gwenn) who calls himself Kris Kringle and isn't kidding. So far as he is concerned, he is the original, the one & only Santa Claus. As such, he is well pleased to take the throne in R. H. Macy & Co.'s toy department. His employer (Maureen O'Hara) regards him as a harmless old lunatic and her grimly progressive little girl (Natalie Wood) is sure he is an outright fraud. Kris stakes his earthly failure or success on...

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