Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)

Director
Jud Taylor

Main cast
Mitchell Ryan; Kurt Russell; Andrew Pine; John Carradine; Barbara Babcock

Genres
Drama

Description
Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.


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