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The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 August 1931 (USA)
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After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs ... See full summary »

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John Carson
Sam Hardy ...
Bob Hornsby
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Bill Welford
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Eddie Boland ...
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Thelma Hill ...
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After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs fake miracles for profit. But the love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Drama | Romance

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7 August 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Miraculosa  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The photograph of Florence's father appears to be that of Paul Weigel. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Higgings rushes into the dressing room to tell Florence about the 'miracle,' the shadow of the boom mic can be spotted falling across her arm. See more »

Quotes

Hornsby: You think you beat those people, don't you? Well you didn't. There's only one way to lick a mob, sister, join them. You're not a hypocrite if you admit it. Most of the trouble in this world comes from people who have beliefs. The answer is: don't have any! If you have none, you can assume the ones that happen to pay.
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Crazy Credits

"The Miracle Woman" is offered as a rebuke to anyone who, under the cloak of Religion, seeks to sell for gold, God's choicest gift to Humanity ---- FAITH. See more »

Connections

Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by David Manners
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Stanwyck is captivating
2 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stanwyck's performance in this early Capra film is underplayed, believable and quite charming. One can see how, from even this early stage, she was a performer of unique talents, perfectly suited for the new technology of sound. Her acting style is timeless, quite different from the histrionic style of the early talkies. Capra and Stanwyck took a story which could have been a ludicrously overplayed melodrama of the early 30's, and turned it into something quite captivating. Clever bits of exposition and some snappy dialogue round out this entertaining early entry in the Capra canon.


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