Yes, Miracle On 34th Street is pure Hollywood hokum, a blatant piece of sub-Capra populism designed to advance the…
Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle)Maureen O'Hara (Doris Walker)John Payne (Fred Gailey)Gene Lockhart (Judge Henry X. Harper)Natalie Wood (Susan Walker)Porter Hall (Granville Sawyer)William Frawley (Charlie Halloran)Jerome Cowan (Dist. Atty. Thomas Mara)Philip Tonge (Julian Shellhammer)Jack Albertson (Post Office Mail Sorter Next to Lou)Harry Antrim (Mr. R.H. Macy)Sam Bagley (Courtroom Spectator)Arline Bletcher (Courtroom Spectator)Lela Bliss (Mrs. Shellhammer)Walden Boyle (Judge's Clerk)Kevin Burke (Child on Santa's Lap)Dorothy Christy (Secretary)Dick Cogan (Department Store Head)
After a divorced New York mother hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy's, she is startled by his claim to be the genuine article. When his sanity is questioned, a lawyer defends him in court by arguing that he's not mistaken.