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Reel Law

December 2012

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"It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles."

- Attorney Fred Gailey (John Payne, left) explains why he is defending the sanity and veracity of a claim by a snowy-haired gentleman (Edmund Gwenn, right) that he is Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street (1947). In the process, he persuades no-nonsense Susan Walker (Natalie Wood) to believe in the magic of Kris Kringle.

Legal Moments at the Movie House


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