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The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't(1966)

Also Known As: Il Natale che quasi non fu |

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Brief Synopsis

Sam Whipple, an attorney in once-upon-a-time-land, is startled to receive a visit from Santa Claus shortly before Christmas. It seems that when he was a child, Sam wrote a letter thanking Santa for the presents he'd received, and offering to return the favor someday. That day is now - a mean old soul named Phineas Prune, who holds the deed to the North Pole, is demanding back rent. Otherwise, he's going to evict Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves and take all the Christmas toys. It's up to Sam and Santa to find a way to pay off Prune and prevent Christmas from being canceled.

Cast & Crew

Rossano Brazzi Director
Rossano Brazzi Phineas T. Prune
Paul Tripp Sam Whipple
Lydia Brazzi Mrs. Santa Claus
Alberto Rabagliati Santa Claus
Mischa Auer Johnathan, the bookkeeper
Sonny Fox Mr. Prim
John Karlsen Blossom
Alvaro Mancori Director of Photography
Paul Tripp Scr-orig story
Maurizio Lucidi Film Editor
Bruno Nicolai Mus, orch & mus dir
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  New York opening: 23 Nov 1966
Release Date:  1966 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  Childhood Productions
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Bambi Film
Duration(mins):  95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Christmas that Almost Wasn't

    Mike Carter 2012-11-10

    "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" is hopelessly unbelievable. I remember watching it as an ignorant little kid, and thinking that it was... MORE>

  • rember

    lawrence english 2012-06-25

    i rember as a child watching the movie every xmass. my family used to sit around on xmass eve and watch it all cuddled up togather. even today as an adult... MORE>

  • A Christmas tale worth remembering!

    Kevin4Butler 2010-10-06

    This film is a truly entertain story that encourages concern for others and joy for all.Paul Tripp and Santa teach a mean and vindictive miser how to care... MORE>