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The Miracle Man (1932)

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »

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John 'Doc' Madison
Robert Coogan ...
Bobbie Holmes
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Ned Sparks ...
Harry Evans (as Ned A. Sparks)
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The Patriarch
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Robert Thornton
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Margaret Thornton
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Henry Holmes
Frank Darien ...
Hiram Higgins
Florine McKinney ...
Betty Higgins
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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1 April 1932 (USA)  »

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Spiel am Abgrund  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Tyrone Power Sr. was originally supposed to play the Patriarch, but his untimely death prevented this. Hr was replaced by Hobart Bosworth, This would have marked the film debut of his son, Tyrone Power, Jr., but his father's death precluded that. See more »

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Remake of The Miracle Man (1919) See more »

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BORIS KARLOFF IS A TAVERN OWNER!
20 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a great classic and a play by George M. Cohan(creator of "Yankee Doodle Dandy") Three big city gangsters led by John Madison (Chester Morris)(Played Boston Blackie in the 1940's) has his headquarters in a Chinese tavern owned by Nikko(Boris Karloff) and he receives a percentage. The other members of the gang are The Frog(John Wray),a fake cripple, and Helen Smith(Sylvia Sidney(Fantasy Island '98 TV Series), Madison's girl. Nikko tries to win the heart and affection of Helen, Madison's girl and almost gets killed. The gangsters perform fake Miracle's and causes many problems. The film was a remake of a 1919 silent film. It is very well produced. There is a scene where real handicapped people are really cured which turns this film into a great old time classic, with Karloff playing a different role than the Frankenstein Monster in 1931.


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