Mar 14, 2012
What version? You mean there's more than one version? Seriously, the only movie verson of any value or consequence is the 1947 version with Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. And, there's the minor role of (but of major importance by Jack Albertson (later of Chico and the Man, a great character actor). That said, there are several radio versions that stand out,, broadcast on Screen Director's and Lux Radio Theater; each of them has a 30 and a 60 minute version that were made separately (i.e., the 30 minute versions weren't edited versions of the 60 minute shows). At least one version started all the actors from the original film version. The television version, with I believe McDonald Carey and Thomas Mitchell (as Kris Kringle) wasn't bad.