DVD 86 mins IMDB 6.6
NR (Not Rated)
Great Rupert
Alpha Video (1950)
In Collection

Seen It:
Comedy, Family, Holiday
USA  /  English

Don Beddoe Mr. Haggerty
Chick Chandler Phil Davis
Jimmy Conlin Joe Mahoney
Tom Drake Peter Dingle
Jimmy Durante Mr. Amendola
Sara Haden Mrs. Dingle
Terry Moore Rosalinda
Frank Orth Mr. Dingle
Hugh Sanders Mulligan
Queenie Smith Mrs. Amendola
Rupert Himself the Squirrel
Frank Cady
Candy Candido

Director Irving Pichel
Producer George Pal
Writer Ted Allen; Harry Crane; László Vadnay; James O'Hanlon

A Christmas Wish is a heartwarming holiday classic about a New York family (led by Durante) who is down on their luck at Christmas time. Shortly before Christmas, they move into the ground floor apartment where Rupert The Squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just when it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family's guardian angel, not only saving Christmas, but changing their lives forever. This film is enlivened with the warmth and sweetness of an unforgettable love story between Terry Moore (of Mighty Joe Young) and Tom Drake (of Meet Me In St. Louis). Rupert the Squirrel (created using George Pa's Academy Award winning animation technique) will charm young and old alike. Jimmy Durante shines when he sings "Jingle Bells" and other well-loved Christmas carols in the evocative voice that made him one of America's recording legends.

Edition Details
Distributor Brentwood Home Video
Edition REGION 1
Barcode 787364553495
Region Region 1
Release Date 8/31/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

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