#78. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)


Twentieth Century Fox

– Director: George Seaton

– Metascore: 88

– Runtime: 96 minutes


The heartwarming Christmas standard stars Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood at age 8 as her daughter, and Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle. Wood said in her biography that she believed Gwenn really was Santa Claus until she saw him without a beard when filming had ended. The movie was originally called “The Big Heart,” and released with that name in Britain, but the title was changed for the American audience.