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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Olga (as Valli)
Father Paul
Marcus Harris
Harold Vermilyea ...
Charles Meredith ...
Father Spinsky
James Nolan ...
Tod Jones (as Jim Nolan)
Veronica Pataky ...
Anna Klovna
Philip Ahn ...
Ming Gow
Dr. Jennings


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 <>

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27 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El milagro de las campanas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Frank Sinatra's scenes were written by DeWitt Bodeen. See more »


References Joan of Arc (1948) See more »


The Miracle Of The Bells
Music by Pierre Norman
Lyrics by Russell Janney
Theme music played throughout the movie
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Quite good,highly recommended!
13 September 2002 | by (New York City, New York) – See all my reviews

Considered a box office dud and much maligned over the years, this is quite an entertaining film about the movies, religion, love and lots of other things! The entire cast is superb, even Sinatra in a very sweet role as a priest. I wonder why Valli didn't become a bigger star! Maybe she was too similar to Ingrid Bergman with not quite enough charisma. She's quite good in this and it's a far cry from her work in Dario Argento's Suspiria! All in all, a fine film!

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