"Miracle on 34th Street" is without doubt a film that many people would cringe at the thought of having to see. And, sometimes, I might would be one of them. But, taken in moderate doses, a film of this level of oversweetness can be just the right thing to brighten up your spirits. In this movie, a very young Natilie Wood, over the course of the plot, gradually restores her faith in santa claus. The always beautiful Maureen O'Hara plays Wood's mother who is at first skeptical of letting Edmund Gwynn into her child's life, but who is soon charmed by him. When "Big Red" is put on trial, John Payne gallantly comes to the rescue both of Gwynn, and of O'Hara and Wood. I have gotten a little queasy writing this review, so I'll wrap up by saying that if you are careful, you might just wind up enjoying this movie.