Miracle on 34th Street

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Sawyer is giving Kris the exam, during the part where Kris is doing the physical coordination test, we see Kris from Sawyer's point of view, and Sawyer is drumming his fingers. When the shot switches to Kris's, he is fingering his eyebrow. When it switches back, fingers drumming. Finally, when it switches back again, his hands are neatly folded in front of him.

Visible crew/equipment: When Kris is being taken to the court house, when he meets Alfred before getting on the elevator, the camera pulls in for a closer angle, and you can see the camera mobile's shadow on a pillar to the left.

Other mistake: The traveling camera used during the opening credits is not positioned correctly; it is tilted to the right, causing the whole scene to be crooked.

Continuity mistake: The note that Susan wrote to Santa Claus changes in writing style between the time it's first shown and the time her mother signs it seconds later - the words "Yours Truly, Susan" are written completely differently the second time. (01:23:30)

Jeff Swanson

Character mistake: In the scene where Kris's knowledge is being tested, he incorrectly gives the vice president of President John Quincy Adams. Kris states John Quincy Adams' vice president was Daniel D. Thompkins. That's wrong. John Quincy Adams' vice president was John C. Calhoun. Daniel D. Thompkins was the vice president under President James Monroe.

Other mistake: Mrs. Walker is introduced as Karen Walker a few times in the movie. When she signs her name on the letter to Kris Kringle she puts Doris, the actress' real name. Not once in the movie is she ever called Doris. Just Karen.

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Suggested correction: Fred calls her Doris when they are having an argument about him quitting his job to represent Kris. She is always referred to as Mrs. Walker or Doris, never Karen. Furthermore, Maureen O'Hara's real name isn't even Doris, it's Maureen Fitzsimmons.

Mr. Shellhammer: But... but maybe he's only a little crazy like painters or composers or... or some of those men in Washington.

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Trivia: It was so cold during filming in New York in winter that the cameras froze several times.

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Question: I've always wanted to know what Kris and the little Dutch girl were saying to each other.

Answer: Not sure of the dialog but here is the Christmas Carol they sing, the lyrics are: Sinterklaas kapoentje, gooi wat in mijn schoentje, gooi wat in mijn laarsje, dank u Sinterklaasje. The translation is: Sinterklaas good man, throw something in my shoe, throw something in my boot, thank you Sinterklaas. Actually not a Christmas carol but a song for another holiday earlier in December.

JustMeintheUK

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