The Great Rupert DVD

Cover to the DVD release.

The Great Rupert (reissued as A Christmas Wish) is a 1951 comedy family film produced by George Pal and starring Jimmy Durante (who would go on to voice the narrator of Frosty the Snowman), Tom Drake and Terry Moore. It is based on a story written by Ted Allan, which has also been published as a children's book under the title "Willie the Squowse".


The story revolves around a little animated squirrel who, with lots of charm, accidentally helps two economically distressed families overcome their obstacles.


Jimmy DuranteMr. Louie Amendola
Terry MooreRosalinda Amendola
Tom DrakePeter 'Pete' Dingle
Frank OrthMe. Frank Dingle
Sara HadenMrs. Katie Dingle
Queenie SmithMrs. Amendola
Chick ChandlerPhil Davis
Jimmy ConlinJoe Mahoney
Rupert the Squirrel
Hugh SandersMulligan
Donald T. BeddoeMr. Haggerty
Candy CandidoMolineri (Florist)
Clancy CooperPolice Lt. Saunders
Harold GoodwinCallahan (FBI Man)
Frank CadyMr. Taney (Tax Investigator)
Uncredited actors/actresses
Lester DorrEddie (Bartender)
Kenner KempPasserby in Park
Frank MarloweDave (Mailman)
Torben MeyerMr. Petrushka (Baker)
Ralph MontgomeryFireman
Irving PichelPuzzled Pedestrian
Harry StrangFire Chief

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