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 ...
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Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »
A doctor returns home for Christmas to find that her father has decided to retire from his own practice. After reuniting with her high school sweetheart, she wonders if she should stay and take over her father's practice.
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Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh ... See full summary »
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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
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In the street scene toward the end of the movie, there are shadows of those walking in the foreground and no shadows of those in the distance. Obviously created by scene lighting, and not natural sunlight. See more »
Opening credits are listed in the pages of a book with a front cover 'Russell Janney's The Miracle of the Bells'. See more »
Looking back to favorite movies, I never realized what a fan I was of Fred
MacMurray. This is another film of his I liked alot. Comedy, action, or
drama, Fred gets the job done.
It gets 'laid on' pretty thick in this drama, schmaultzy comes to mind, but
it's one to see. There were a string of 'miracle' movies made around this
time, but 'Miracle of the Bells' lets you decide for yourself about this
miracle, and there is more than just the obvious one.
You will get to see a movie in a movie, the reformation of MacMurray's
publicist character, and even Frank Sinatra as a priest. I can think of
worse ways to spend a lazy afternoon. See it if you can....
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