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A Christmas Wish (aka The Great Rupert) (1950)

Movie Summary

Also known as The Great Rupert.

With Christmas Eve just around the corner, fading song-and-dance performer Joe Mahoney finds himself forced to part ways with his extraordinary, indispensable, kilt-wearing companion Rupert, the squirrel.

A Christmas Wish was originally released in theaters March 1, 1950.

Where can I watch A Christmas Wish online?

A Christmas Wish is available to stream from the following providers:

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Is A Christmas Wish available to buy on DVD?

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When will A Christmas Wish air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the TCM Christmas Classics schedule.

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Cast Includes

Jimmy Durante (Mr. Louie Amendola), Terry Moore (Rosalinda Amendola), Tom Drake (Peter Dingle), Frank Orth (Mr. Frank Dingle), Sara Haden (Mrs. Katie Dingle), Queenie Smith (Mrs. Amendola), Chick Chandler (Phil Davis), Jimmy Conlin (Joe Mahoney), Hugh Sanders (Mulligan), Don Beddoe (Mr. Haggerty)

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