I can't answer that, but I will say that this film's answer is far off the mark. If it was that way in the 1800's, it's ten times worse today, and therefore all the more reason to be reminded of our better nature. The former is funny, while the latter is overkill. Wanneer Kringle na een psychologisch onderzoek gek wordt verklaard, belandt hij in de gevangenis. He could be replaced with a cardboard cut-out without affecting the flow of the movie. This is not an adequate substitute to a film that didn't need one in the first place.
Doris Walker, the no nonsense special events director, persuades the old man to take his place. Fred Gaily, een vriend van Doris, moet nu voor de rechtbank bewijzen dat Kringle wel degelijk de echte kerstman is When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. This movie can't seem to make up its mind why he's on trial and its ultimate answer for Kris obvious acquittal would fall upon under the lightest of legal scrutiny, where the original film made a compelling legal argument. All right, it has one positive, and that is Richard Attenborough. She tends to be more snobby and over-confident than confused, but Wilson is up against Natalie Wood. It was Payne, in fact, who pressured his studio 20th Century-Fox to film it while putting up his own money! His portrayal is so complete many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus while others question his sanity.
They even colorized the old one, so if you hate black and white, then you still have a color option without wasting your time on this. Her subtle winks and expressions are very apropos to her role and she interacts very well with Mr. Despite reassurances by Kringle's doctor that he is harmless, Doris still has misgivings, especially when she has cynically trained herself, and especially her daughter, Susan, to reject all notions of belief and fantasy. Harper Natalie Wood Susan Walker Porter Hall Granville Sawyer Ficha Técnica Direção: George Seaton Roteiro: George Seaton e Valentine Davies Gênero: Fantasia Duração: 96 min. While he is successful, Ms. And even worse for this film, it's a lousy remake of a well-known, well-loved film that just happens to be my favorite Christmas film of all time.
Then we have Mara Wilson. The pompous psychiatrist of the original works because it was simply one guy with a chip on his shoulder instead of a wicked retail overlord. Better, worse than the 1947 version? But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all, something to believe in. John Payne John Payne, Actor: The Restless Gun. It has a few positives.
And one thing led to another. She is acting over maturely as she was raised by her no-nonsense and jaded mother. This subplot tends to weigh down on the film, feeling forced in rather than meshing with the film. The original had some laugh out loud moments of sharp humor - this one instead attempts to force you to shed tears of sadness and joy. Some of this is to be blamed on the script, though, which spends so much time establishing Dorey's cold heart that it forgets she's supposed to be getting our sympathy, not our scorn.
This one is a somber story, filled with the right glurgy turns to renew our souls or something. Walker learns that he calls himself Kris Kringle and he claims to be the actual Santa Claus. And yet, people, especially Susan, begin to notice there is something special about Kris and his determination to advance the true spirit of Christmas amidst the rampant commercialism around him and succeeding in improbable ways. Even though logically she was taught that Santa was not real, as a little girl she was still willing to believe. Actually, that addresses another problem with this film - it takes its subject matter far too seriously. He wrote the story for his friends in the the business. Dorey Walker is played by Elizabeth Perkins with none of the sympathy given to her by Maureen O'Hara.
On a normal level of cinema, this film is only mediocre. Where it fails is that it is a terrible remake of a well-known, well-loved film. Doris Walker, die het niet zo op de kerstdagen heeft begrepen, krijgt de opdracht dit evenement voor het grote warenhuis Macy's in goede banen te leiden. A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Ignoring instructions to steer parents to buy from Macy's, Kringle directs one shopper Thelma Ritter to another store. I especially enjoyed the scene where the streets of New York City were filled with throngs of people, traffic on the bridges was stopped, all waiting for the verdict. Take a little joy in believing! The court decision at the end of the film is not only anti-climactic, but doesn't really address the actual issue - Kris is on trial for lunacy.
Comedy Drama Fantasy Holiday Family Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. Unfortunately, his performance highlights the lousy performances of many of the principles. Basically, it's way too serious considering the subject matter an old guy who thinks he's really Santa Claus. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle, Santa Claus. Kris later informs another mother that archrival Gimbels has better ice skates.