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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

 -  Drama  -  27 March 1948 (USA)
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Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »

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William 'Bill' Dunnigan
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Olga Treskovna (as Valli)
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Father Paul
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Marcus Harris
Harold Vermilyea ...
Nick Orloff
Charles Meredith ...
Father J. Spinsky
James Nolan ...
Tod Jones (as Jim Nolan)
Veronica Pataky ...
Miss Anna Klovna
Philip Ahn ...
Ming Gow
Frank Ferguson ...
Mike Dolan
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Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to release the film, he asks all the local churches to ring their bells for three days. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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Frank Sinatra's scenes were written by DeWitt Bodeen. See more »

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References Joan of Arc (1948) See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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The Bells Ring for the Cast
8 November 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"The Miracle of the Bells" is a gem of a movie. It is Fred MacMurray's best role and best movie. He plays a burned-out publicist, who helps an aspiring actress attain (Alida Valli) a movie role, watches her die, then travels with her body to her hometown. He covers all the emotions in this movie: toughness, worldliness, anger, kindness, love, contempt, and deceit.

This is Ms. Valli's second best role and movie. The first was "The Third Man". Frank Sinatra plays the priest and this is his first dramatic part. He is very good in the role. He even sings a little.

It is a lovely movie about dreams and miracles.


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