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Miracle on 34th Street

By: Lux Radio Theatre
Narrated by: Maureen O'Hara,John Payne,Edmund Gwenn
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Publisher's Summary

This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including Edmund Gwenn re-creating his Academy Award-winning role. It aired on December 20, 1948.

The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.

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One heartwarming must-watch of the holiday season is Miracle on 34th Street. This classic captures the spirit of Christmas perfectly; after all, as Kris Kringle says in the beloved film, "Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." You've probably seen at least one of the movies, but did you know Miracle on 34th Street is also a best-selling novella by Valentine Davies? Learn more about the story that introduced this holiday classic.

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Almost like the movie!

Great cast/performances by all. It even had the original commercials interspersed through the 3 act play. Loved the commercials but I wish it did not cut out parts of the story lines. All in all a wonderful story that brought back a flood of memories of my mother and sister watching this classic on tv.

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Great for radio

Honestly prefer the motion picture. As a child, we watched Miracle on 34th Street every Christmas. It was aired as was White Christmas. Some of the old times should come back.

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Vintage version!

From an old radio program and it’s been abridged to make it into a script. (The commercials are fun, too. ) However, keep in mind that you may prefer to purchase this classic read in its entirety by a narrator.

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This happens to be my favorite Christmas story right along side of A Christmas Carol. Pleasantly surprised that in such a short time, the whole story was told and was so much like the movie. I would definitely recommend this "audio recording" to everyone.