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Miracle of Marcelino (1955)
"Marcelino pan y vino" (original title)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafael Rivelles ...
Antonio Vico ...
Juan Calvo ...
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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Storyline

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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The Miracle of Marcelino  »

Box Office

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ESP 97,053,127 (Spain)
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(RCA Ultraviolet)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

The Monk Who Narrates The Story: [gazing at the crucifix which once came to life] We have been talking about you today, my Lord. And about you, too, Marcelino.
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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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Holly Pablito!
12 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

A film for ever in my brain. Not a bad thing for a film. I saw it for the first time when I was 8 and stayed with me always. I'm amused by some of the comments leveling this beautiful tale as "sick" and "twisted". I imagine it's the power of goodness that usually provokes more outcries than the power of evil. The film is what it is, no disguises to send its message as in Forrest Gump for instance. The film is a masterpiece no matter how you look at it and Pablito Calvo, the Marcelino at the center of it all, gives a performance that goes beyond any performance of any child actor has gone before.


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