The Great Rupert
1950 - ENGLISH - MOVIE
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 a ground floor apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just when it ms 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. The 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 Pal'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. Written by Anonymous The Great Rupert is a 1950 American English-language Comedy Family motion picture featuring Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth, Sara Haden, Queenie Smith and Harry Strang. George Pal Productions was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) George Pal. The Great Rupert is written by Ted Allen and L Szl Vadnay and it is directed by Irving Pichel. Eagle-Lion Films acquired the distribution rights for the film. The Great Rupert was released on 1st March 1950 and takes a screen time of 87 minutes. Cinematography was done by Lionel Lindon and editing by Duke Goldstone. The music was composed by Leith Stevens.
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Release Date01 MAR 1950
Run Time87 MINUTES