George Seaton

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George Seaton (April 17, 1911 – July 28, 1979) was an American screenwriter, playwright, film director and producer, and theatre director.

Born George Stenius in South Bend, Indiana, Seaton moved to Detroit after graduating from college to work as an actor on radio station WXYZ. John L. Barrett played The Lone Ranger on test broadcasts of the series in early January 1933, but when the ... more »

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  • ''We'll be known as the helpful store. The friendly store, the store with a heart. The store that places public service ahead of profit. And, consequently, we'll make more profits then ever before.''
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Mr. Macy (Harry Antrim), Miracle On 34th Street, expounding on Macy's new policy of sending customers to...
  • ''I believe. I believe. It's silly, but I believe.''
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Susan (Natalie Wood), Miracle On 34th Street, trying to convince herself that her Christmas wish will co...
  • ''Fine way to treat their grandfather. No hug, no kiss, no anything. I don't blame them. Any man who'd put Santa Claus on trial for lunacy ...''
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. The judge (Porter Hall), Miracle On 34th Street, after being given the cold shoulder by his grandchildre...
  • ''There's a lot of bad "isms" floating around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism.''
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred (Alvin Greenman), Miracle On 34th Street, giving pep talk to Macy's Santa Claus (1947).
  • ''Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.''
    George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Fred (John Payne), Miracle On 34th Street (1947).
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