Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Afternoon Christmas Update


Now Streaming on Netflix:

Miracle on 34th Street: B&W Version (1947 NR 96 minutes)

When Santa falls down drunk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, reluctant Macy's supervisor Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) offers the job to a bearded Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) purporting to be the real Santa! During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris's neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood).

Cast:Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, Porter Hall, Jerome Cowan, Philip Tonge