Hour of Stars (1955)

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The 20th Century-Fox Hour (later syndicated as The Hour of Stars) ran on CBS just shy of two years, from October 1955 through September 1957. An anthology program, the series typically featured readaptations of 20th Century-Fox feature films for a sixty-minute TV airslot. The 1955 production of Miracle on 34th Street - a reworking of George Seaton's 1948 blockbuster and Christmas perennial - was just such an example and became one of the first episodes of the series. The program makes its home video debut following recent appearances on The Fox Movie Channel. In this slightly condensed version of the Seaton story, Thomas Mitchell takes over the Edmund Gwenn role, portraying Kris Kringle, Teresa Wright plays Doris Walker, and Sandy Descher stars as her daughter, Susan Walker, filling the role originally made famous by Natalie Wood.
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NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Cast

Thomas Mitchell
as Kris Kringle
Teresa Wright
as Doris Walker
Macdonald Carey
as Fred Gaily
Hans Conried
as Shellhammer
Sandy Descher
as Susan Walker
John Abbott
as Dr. Sawyer
Dick Foran
as Thomas Mara
Ray Collins
as Judge Harper
Don Beddoe
as Mr. Macy
Whit Bissell
as Dr. Pierce
Sara Berner
as Woman Shopper
Herbert Vigran
as Postal Clerk
Maudie Prickett
as Miss Prossy
Paul L. Smith
as Store Clerk
Herbert Hayes
as Mr. Gimbel
Earl Robie
as Tommy Mara Jr.
Paul Smith
as Store Clerk
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½

I have yet to see any other version of this classic but for a short made for tv flick I have to admit I was delighted at how much I enjoyed it. I have no clue how close it resembles the more popular versions (and if they are similar I am anxious to see them) but as is The Miracle on 34th Street is a film I would have no problem making a tradition of viewing during the holiday season. Thomas Mitchell is wonderful as Kris Kringle and other than some weak acting by the little Sandy Descher Miracle on 34th Street is a great holiday flick.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

I would almost just like to watch this version. Not only is it the original, but it's only 46 minutes long.

Aaron Helo
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