This classic tale of faith and belief in miracles begins at the Macy's department store Thanksgiving day parade, where the actor playing Santa Claus is fired for drinking on the job. Doris Walker, the Street and straightforward events director, persuades a whiskered old man to take his place.
The new Santa becomes a big hit, but doubts arise when people learn that he calls himself Kris Kringle and believes himself to be truly Santa Claus. Is he a mentally-unstable man with grand delusions? Or, is it just possible that miracles can and do happen even in our cynical and materialistic world?
Did you know?
Both the actual Macy's and Gimbel's department stores were approached by the producers for permission to have them depicted in the film. Both stores wanted to see the finished film first before they gave approval. If either store had refused, the film would have had to been extensively edited and reshot to eliminate the references. Fortunately at the test viewing, both businesses were pleased with the film and gave their permission. Read More