MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,683 this week

Miracle in Milan (1951)
"Miracolo a Milano" (original title)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 3,191 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 27 critic

An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò. When she dies, he is sent to an orphanage, which he leaves as a teenager. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Miracle in Milan (1951)

Miracle in Milan (1951) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Miracle in Milan.
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi
Umberto D. (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari
I cavalieri di Malta (TV Movie 1971)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The history of the Knights of St. John from the Crusades to their current impact across the world.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Arnoldo Foà
Le coppie (1970)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three episodes. The refrigerator. A married couple of two poor emigrant workers spend almost all their money to buy a refrigerator (a must in the '70s). The purchase is too expensive for ... See full summary »

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Enzo Jannacci
The Voyage (1974)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Burton, Ian Bannen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Anne, a beautiful free-lance photographer, meets with the French medical student Carlo and falls in love. After a passionate love affair Anne becomes pregnant. Now the formerly ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Christine Delaroche, Nino Castelnuovo, Madeleine Robinson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Directors: Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Renée Saint-Cyr, Umberto Melnati
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Mariangela Melato, Anna Maria Aragona
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Anouk Aimée
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

La signorina Elisa insegna scrittura commerciale in una scuola femminile, dove tutte le lettere, per convenzione, vengono inviate ad un inesistente signor Hartman di Vienna ad un indirizzo ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Vera Bergman, Carla Del Poggio
Il boom (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Ettore Geri
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An old woman's poignant reminiscence of her youth in a convent school, the happy moments and the sad, and her tragic love for a Garibaldian.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Leonardo Cortese, María Mercader, Carla Del Poggio
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emma Gramatica ...
Francesco Golisano ...
Paolo Stoppa ...
Guglielmo Barnabò ...
Brunella Bovo ...
Edvige
Anna Carena ...
Marta, la signora altezzosa
Alba Arnova ...
La statua che prende vita
Flora Cambi ...
L'innamorata infelice
Virgilio Riento ...
Il sergente delle guardie
Arturo Bragaglia ...
Alfredo
Erminio Spalla ...
Gaetano
Riccardo Bertazzolo ...
L'atleta
Checco Rissone ...
Il comandante in secondo (as Francesco Rissone)
Angelo Prioli ...
Il comandante in primo
Edit

Storyline

An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò. When she dies, he is sent to an orphanage, which he leaves as a teenager. When Totò goes out in the world, he expects everyone to be open-hearted as himself, but it isn't so. Without belongings and a place to live, he soon turns up among other homeless people, living scattered in boxes and cement pipes on a vast, barren field outside Milano. With his energy and enthusiasm Totò quickly engages the outcasts in transforming the place into a small shanty town. The eccentric misfits are turned into a warm-hearted community. But among them is an egoist, a traitor. When squirts of oil suddenly springs up from the ground, he sneaks away and informs the wealthy Mr. Mobbi about it, who buys the land and tries to get rid of the outcasts. At this crucial moment, the spirit of Totò's dead mother appears, and gives him a magic dove. With its magic power he fulfills all wishes of the ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

orphanage | magic | dove | baby | cabbage patch | See more »

Taglines:

An impudent, riotous laugh on the lives and morals of our day!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

17 December 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miracle in Milan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cesare Zavattini originally wrote this script in 1940. It was later published as a novel called "Toto the Good". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Montecarlo! (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Magical Feel-Good Film
6 July 2010 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I just recently watched De Sica's Miracle in Milan and I must say it's a tragedy this film isn't more widely accessible. The film follows the curiously magical exploits of a grown up orphan who has just left his orphanage for the first time. His unstoppable optimism finally brings him to a shantytown outside of Milan. He helps to build the town into a thriving community, which soon comes under the fire of the property's owner. Through a miracle from the heavens, our optimistic orphan sets to help his fellow vagrants with their lives and their homes.

I'm not normally one for dopey family films, so I was very happy to enjoy this. It's not dopey, it's not sappy and it's not overly sentimental. The story is told with a gentle touch that De Sica is such a master with. The film is sweet, good-hearted and touching without ever relying on the corny or the melodramatic.

All in all, this film leaves you with a heart-warming feeling that only a poet like De Sica could give you. A sure recommendation.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
To go from deep reality to complete fantasy . . . SurrenderToto
Discuss Miracle in Milan (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?