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The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)

Marcelino pan y vino (original title)
Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafael Rivelles ...
Antonio Vico ...
Juan Domenech ...
José Marco Davó ...
Pascual
Juanjo Menéndez ...
Fray Giles (as Juan Jose Menendez)
Adriano Domínguez ...
Monk
Mariano Azaña ...
Joaquín Roa ...
Isabel de Pomés ...
Manuel's Mother
Carmen Carbonell ...
Alfonsa
Carlota Bilbao ...
Nicolás' Wife
José María Rodríguez ...
Monk (as Jose Mª. Rodriguez)
Rafael Calvo ...
Don Emilio
Francisco Arenzana ...
Nicolás
Antonio Ferrandis ...
Monk
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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed it takes the bread and eats it. Getting a wish granted for his donation Marcelino wishes to see his mother... Written by Volker Boehm

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Once in a great, great while, a motion picture reaches out from the confines of the screen to implant a spark of purest wonder in the heart! [us]

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24 February 1955 (Spain)  »

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(RCA Ultraviolet)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Statue of Christ: You are not afraid of Me?
Marcelino: No.
Statue of Christ: Then - you know who I am?
Marcelino: Yes. You're God.
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Connections

Remade as Marcelino pan y vino (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cancion Marcelino
Music by Pablo Sorozábal
Lyrics uncredited in film
Sung offscreen by unidentified male singer and male chorus
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small masterpiece.
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ah, human nature!!. No matter how great a film may be there is almost always someone who will post inane comments about the movie that makes me shake my head in wonder, This is a small masterpiece, a little gem with a surprising outcome that I thought about for days after seeing the film.

They remade the film in 1992, with an older too Hollywoodish child actor.. The child in the earlier version gives a one of a kind performance. A six year old actor playing a six year old kid, how the director got such a moving performance from someone that young is a wonder. His voice was dubbed so I initially thought it was the actor doing the voice-over who was playing the part so well. Then I saw the film in Spanish ( I speak the language) the dubbing doesn't do justice to the original performance.

You will not find the movie at Blockbuster, so you have to buy the DVD. They issued two versions last year, first a digitally remastered copy, THAN a version that was not computer enhanced. I know, it is confusing.

I love this little movie, I have already sent a copy to my granddaughter in Florida who was weaned on 70's films with Technicolor, Dolby and all that stuff. I expect a call in the next few days asking how I found this "great" movie


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