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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved  |   |  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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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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El milagro de las campanas  »

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Rumor had it that Ben Hecht took the screenplay assignment on condition he didn't have to read the book. Quentin Reynolds, who is credited onscreen as screenwriter, supposedly read the book and reported its contents to Hecht. See more »

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Featured in From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995) See more »

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Polish folk song written by Kasimierz Lubomirski
Sung a cappella by Alida Valli in Polish
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Inspirational!
13 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful movie. Should be seen by all who seek inspiration. Alida Valley should have been nominated for an Academy Award. Fred Mac Murray and Frank Sinatra were wonderful. I didn't know that Sinatra acted when he was so young. I found it interesting how he was dwarfed by the size of Fred Mac Murray. I saw the colorized version, which was very nice. The photography was enchanting. After you watch it, read the Wikipedia article on Joan of Arc. A true saint. I have seen a recent movie about Joan of Arc and enjoyed it also. Movies can be very inspirational, especially when people are going through hard times. I would love to see more categorized that way.


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