It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (film)

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Written byFrank Cardea
George Schenck
Directed byPeter H. Hunt[1]
StarringMickey Rooney[1]
Scott Grimes[1]
Music byArthur B. Rubinstein
Country of originUnited States
Producer(s)George Schenck
Production location(s)New York City
Los Angeles
CinematographyDean Cundey
Editor(s)Jerrold L. Ludwig
Running time96 minutes[1]
Production company(s)Schenck/Cardea Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorColumbia TriStar Domestic Television
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseDecember 15, 1984

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear is a 1984 American made-for-television Christmas drama film starring Mickey Rooney and Scott Grimes.[1]


The film centers on Mike Halligan, a retired cop, who suffers a fatal heart attack while putting up Christmas lights days before Christmas. While in heaven he makes a deal to return to life for a few days in order to fulfill a promise to take his grandson to New York City for the holidays.


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  1. ^ a b c d e "Movies: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)". The New York Times. Retrieved December 3, 2013.