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Miracle in the Rain (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | April 1956 (USA)
Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.



(novel), (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Wood
Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon
Millie Kranz
Steven Jalonik
Grace Ullman
Agnes Wood
Harry Wood
Marcel, Waiter
Arlene Parker nee Witchy
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate
Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
Irene Seidner ...
Mrs. Hamer


A fanciful, O. Henryesque tale set in New York City during World War II. A shy, lonely woman and a dashing soldier from Tennessee meet in the rain late one afternoon, and end up falling in love. But Fate threatens to come between them. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance


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Release Date:

April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den tha horisome pote  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of many of Van Johnson's movies where he is in the military. Some have branded him a draft dodger for WWII but after a car crash in 1943 where he sustained such a serious head injury that he had a plate put in his skull he was made 4F. He had scars that were covered for movies by heavy makeup but he didn't for "The Cain Mutiny". Van Johnson felt that showing scars gave more credence to his Naval character. See more »


The letter from the chaplain to Ruth lists Art's division as "The 153rd Division". The US Army did not have a 153rd Division in World War II. See more »


Ruth Wood: How can there be a God when things like this happen, people getting killed?
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Referenced in Far from Heaven (2002) See more »


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A Great Love Story
30 August 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I cannot say enough nice things about this movie, but rather than write about the movie, I will write about my brief meeting with Van Johnson.

Back in 1988, I met Van Johnnson by accident in a restaurant in NYC. I don't know what made me go up to him, but I introduced myself and began a conversation with him.

While Van could have sent me away, he interrupted his meal and told me to sit down. I told him how much I enjoyed the movie and that it was my favorite. He was flattered that someone as young as me liked the movie and also confided that it was his favorite movie as well, going as far to show me the coin from that movie that he continues to wear around his neck. We both left the restaurant at the same time, shook hands and he said it was a pleasure speaking with me.

It was a very special moment for me. The warm and sensitive person he portrays in Miracle in the Rain is an understatement. Van Johnson is more wonderful in person.

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