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Director:
Writers:
Crane Wilbur (written by) and
James O'Hanlon (written by)
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Release Date:
6 November 1952 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Warner Bros. present the motion picture that reaches deep inside you! See more »
Plot:
In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Character Has Stayed The Same See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gilbert Roland ... Hugo da Silva
Angela Clarke ... Maria Rosa Abóbora dos Santos
Frank Silvera ... Council Administrator Arturo dos Santos
Jay Novello ... António Abóbora dos Santos

Richard Hale ... Father Ferreira
Norman Rice ... Manuel Marto
Frances Morris ... Olímpia Marto (as Francis Morris)
Carl Milletaire ... District Magistrate (as Carl Millitaire)
Susan Whitney ... Lúcia Abóbora dos Santos

Sherry Jackson ... Jacinta Marto
Sammy Ogg ... Francisco Marto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baynes Barron ... Villager (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Villager (uncredited)
Diana Christian ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Villager (uncredited)
Edward Colebrook ... Villager (uncredited)

Anne Cornwall ... Lucia (uncredited)
Don De Leo ... Native (uncredited)
Pilar Del Rey ... Maria Dos Anges (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Bonnie Kay Eddy ... Child (uncredited)
Richard Ellsasser ... Organist (uncredited)

Nanette Fabray ... Florinda (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Paul Fierro ... Captain / Minister (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Jimmie Fox ... Villager (uncredited)
Leonard George ... Villager (uncredited)
Jeanne Gerson ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Harry Gillette ... Villager (uncredited)

Bernie Gozier ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Phyllis Graffeo ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Frank Grandetta ... Carlos (uncredited)
John Harlan ... Leote (uncredited)
Alan Harris ... Vincente (uncredited)
Jean Hartelle ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Carol Heath ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Anselmo Gago, Prisoner (uncredited)
William Kalvino ... Anselmo (uncredited)
Sid Kane ... Villager (uncredited)
George Keymas ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Lou Krugman ... Minister of Police (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Sidonio (uncredited)
David Leonard ... Abbe Barreto (uncredited)
Virginia Linden ... Townswoman (uncredited)
John Logan ... Villager (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Villager (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Monsignor Formigao (uncredited)
Saul Martell ... Villager (uncredited)
Daria Massey ... Manuelita (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Villager (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell ... Señora Carreira (uncredited)
Alex Montoya ... Pedro (uncredited)
Julia Montoya ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ralph Moody ... Villager / Peddler (uncredited)
Wesley Morgan ... Boy (uncredited)
Nick Moro ... Vitorio (uncredited)
Alix Nagy ... Townswoman (uncredited)
J. Carrol Naish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Al Nalbandian ... Gomez (uncredited)
Norma Jean Nilsson ... Gloria (uncredited)
Will Orleans ... Villager (uncredited)
Inez Palange ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Veronica Pataky ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Billy Perna ... Tony (uncredited)

Paul Picerni ... 'Red' Agitator (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Paul Purcell ... Villager (uncredited)
Stephen Roberts ... Officer / Guard (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Elena Savonarola ... Carolina (uncredited)
Carlo Schipa ... Villager (uncredited)

Vito Scotti ... Villager (uncredited)
Robert 'Buddy' Shaw ... BitRole (uncredited)
Pepi Sinoff ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Villager (uncredited)
Nick Thompson ... Bystander (uncredited)
Carlo Tricoli ... Villager (uncredited)
Rosa Turich ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Villager (uncredited)
Harry J. Vejar ... Villager (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Jose (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Villager (uncredited)
Kid Wagner ... Feliciano (uncredited)
Anne Whitfield ... Theresa (uncredited)
Shirley Whitney ... Child (uncredited)
David Wold ... Domingos (uncredited)
Frances Zucco ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Directed by
John Brahm 
 
Writing credits
Crane Wilbur (written by) and
James O'Hanlon (written by)

Produced by
Bryan Foy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar (director of photography) (as Edwin DuPar)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Reilly 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Carrere 
 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Josef Norin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James McMahon .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Robert Burks .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
Norman Luboff .... vocal arranger
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #15791)
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Trivia:
The principal character in the movie aside from the children, Hugo da Silva, their agnostic, fortune-hunting but lovable friend played by Gilbert Roland, was actually a fictitious person, introduced to soften the impact of a sectarian movie on the wider public. He does not appear in "La Senora de Fatima", the 1951 black-and-white Spanish film version of the story made just prior to this one.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The Lady told Lucia to learn how to read and write so she could spread God's message. When the administrator took them away in his car, Lucia was able to read a signpost indicating that they were going to the next town.See more »
Quotes:
Hugo da Silva:[after witnessing the miracle] Only the fool saith "There is no God".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Fatima (1984) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Character Has Stayed The Same, 28 November 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Although the religious aspects of The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima story stuck pretty much to the established story, the political dynamics were tailored very much for the Cold War. It was a case of a lot of mutual needs being met.

In 1910 the Braganza-Coburg dynasty was overthrown in a revolution which plunged Portugal into a great deal of political turmoil until Antonio Salazar took power in 1926. The revolution that threw out the monarchy was anti-clerical in nature, that is true enough, but it was hardly the nascent Marxist state that is depicted in The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima. That was done to meet Cold War needs.

The Roman Catholic Church under Pius XII and Antonio Salazar's Portugese state were staunchly anti-Communists. Portugal, neutral in World War II was now a member of NATO. It was under Salazar who was a former Seminarian and religious Catholic that the Fatima legend was spread and tourism to the site of Fatima was encouraged and the story really took off from there. The film helped the Salazar regime and most assuredly encouraged Portugese tourism.

But as to the story itself, if we believe it, like Bernadette of Soubirous, three pious Catholic youths, a brother and sister and their cousin were given a vision of the blessed Virgin Mary and an insight into what the future holds for God's creations on this planet. And on October 13, 1917 a sign was given from the heaven's themselves to confirm the truth of the children's story.

The three children, Sammy Ogg, Sherry Jackson, and Susan Whitney give deeply felt and sincere performances. Frank Silvera plays the administrator of the town and a sinister individual indeed, personifying the anti-clerical regime of the time. The skeptical folks of the time is personified by Gilbert Roland, friend of the children who is not a person of faith by any means, but the protector of the kids when they need one.

Roland is one of my favorite character actors from the golden age of the cinema. He has enough cheerful Latin charm for a dozen people and he's never boring in any film. He's reason enough to watch the film even if you are skeptical in matters of faith.

The younger two children played by Ogg and Jackson died during the great influenza epidemic post World War I. Susan Whitney's character Lucia Dos Santos became a nun and was revered as a living saint in the Roman Catholic community until her death at the ripe old age of 97 just a few years ago. Whitney's performance though good was hardly rewarded with an Oscar the way Jennifer Jones's was for playing St. Bernadette. The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima did in fact get one Oscar nomination, one of several Max Steiner got for his musical score.

In 2001 I was touring Portugal and visited Fatima. A place more isolated and remote you can hardly imagine. But other than the giant cathedral there, pictured at the end of the film, and the various little shops selling religious articles, the place has kept the character of what it was in 1917. No one is going to put up a Fatima Hilton there, it would ruin the place altogether.

For Roman Catholics the film is a matter of faith. For film fans it's not a bad telling of a strange and beautiful story.

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