It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (film)

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Genre Drama
Written by Frank Cardea
George Schenck
Directed by Peter H. Hunt[1]
Starring Mickey Rooney[1]
Scott Grimes[1]
Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Country of origin United States
Producer(s) George Schenck
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Editor(s) Jerrold L. Ludwig
Running time 96 minutes[1]
Production company(s) Schenck/Cardea Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Distributor Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
Original release December 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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