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The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

Approved | | Drama | 6 November 1952 (West Germany)
In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »

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António Abóbora dos Santos
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Francisco Marto
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In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of religious experiences are cause for serious concern. Yet the children stand by their story, and the message of peace and hope the Lady brings. In the last vision, attended by thousands of people, the Lady proves her reality with a spectacular miracle that is seen by everyone present. Based on actual events at Fatima in the summer of 1917. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

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Die Heilige von Fatima  »

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Soror Lucia, the last surviving Fatima real-life visionary, had seen this movie, and said that she didn't like it. See more »

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Just before the first vision occurs, Sherry Jackson picks up a little lamb, and holds it all the way through the vision. Frontal shots (from the lady's POV, showing the kids looking up) show her holding an actual lamb. Shots from the rear (showing the three children before the bush with the lady on it) show Sherry holding an obvious wooden or plastic model. See more »

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Father Ferreira: Why do you hold back, child? What else did the Blessed Mother say?
Lúcia Abóbora dos Santos: I never said she was the Blessed Mother!
Jacinta Marto: But we did see a lovely lady in a cloud! Who else could it be?
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Version of La señora de Fátima (1951) See more »

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Comparsion between the 1951 movie and the 1997 movie
14 May 2007 | by (Samouco, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Being from Portugal, and having seen both films, no wonder why real-life Soror Lucia at the time didn't like the 1951 movie... it's lyrically beautiful and most of the movie was shot in Portugal, but it doesn't make up for the reality that it was. At least, the actors tried the best they could for making a nice movie.

The 1997 movie (called "Fátima", and originally conceived for the television broadcasting) itself, being Portuguese and made there, gives a much better accuracy of what really was the miracle of Fátima, the destiny of the chosen Lúcia, Jacinta and Francisco; and even including secondary stories (wondering if that secondary story was real or not). The parting of Jacinta and Francisco, while is not included in the 1951 movie, it is in the 2001 movie, with great drama.

However, both are two must-see movies...;)

You'll really believe on the miracle which conquered millions of people in Portugal :)


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