Midweek Movie - A Christmas Story ( 1983 )

A Christmas Story

Released: 1983
Runtime: 94 min
Director: Bob Clark
Writers: Jean Shepherd, Based on the novel:
"In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Leigh Brown.

Ralphie Parker has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

 The Parker Family’s 1937 Oldsmobile Six (officially called the F-37) was a full-sized car that occupied the lower end of Oldsmobile’s model range. Selling in the $810-$965 price range, the Six was advertised as a car that featured a combination of power, economy, and luxury at a reasonable price. The car was powered by a 230 cubic-inch inline-6 engine, which was good for 95 horsepower. It was fitted with a streamlined all-steel body shell that featured a number of Art Deco styling cues, including a turret top, a grille with 7 horizontal bars, and skirted fenders. The Six was a very successful car for Oldsmobile and 137,613 of them were built during the 1937 model year.