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  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

FP017: “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”

“Chicken Every Sunday?” Do you remember that movie? No? Well, in order to get Miracle on 34th Street made, director George Seaton had to sign on to direct the other film, a project near and dear to Darryl F. Zanuck, the boss of 20th Century-Fox. Seaton did make the film and it was released in 1949, where it garnered no awards and no nominations. Even today, it is not available in any video format and rarely shows up on television. In the meantime, Miracle ran in the theaters for six months, won three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes and will be watched by millions every Christmas from now until the end of time on VHS, LaserDisc, DVD, satellite, cable, HDTV, etc.

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