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?
The scenes of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are of the actual parade held in 1946. As such, careful preparation was necessary for the shots as retakes were obviously out of the question. 20th Century-Fox had cameras positioned along the parade route at the starting line at 77th Street, on Central Park West, on the 3rd floor of an apartment building at 253 West 58th Street, in Herald Square and on 34th Street at 7th Avenue. Read More