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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.

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Harry Wood
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Marcel - Waiter
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Headwaiter
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Arlene Parker nee Witchy
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Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate
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Priest
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Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
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Mrs. Hamer
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Monty
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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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Den tha horisome pote  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Jane Wyman ("Ruth") and Eileen Heckart ("Grace") pause to talk on a bridge in Central Park, the building on the edge of the park filling half the screen is the Dakota, perhaps New York's most famous apartment building. See more »

Goofs

Most of the cars in this film were period correct for the WW2 setting, but occasionally cars of later vintage are seen, including a couple of 1955 Chevrolets, and a 1955 Cadillac limousine. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Wood: How can there be a God when things like this happen, people getting killed?
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Jeepers Creepers
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Music by Harry Warren
Played in the club after Arlene's performance
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A Poignant, Heart-Breaking Love-Story
20 September 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Reminiscent of the wonderful "The Clock" (see reviews), this wartime romance was made eleven years after the was over, somewhat oddly to me. But, based upon the ending, there was absolutely no way it could have been made during the war. The reasons should be obvious.

Van Johnson is his usual charming self and Wyman rather diffident at first. But they fall deeply in love, and spend much time on their plans for the future when he returns from overseas - and how poignant that turned out to be.

It is no spoiler to say that Wyman's character is completely distraught towards the end of the movie, and the "miracle", on the steps of St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, does give her some hope. But it remains the saddest movie I had seen since "Waterloo Bridge" (see reviews). But such was life after a World War and hundreds of thousands of dead Americans.

Don't forget this was written (and very well) by the famous journalist, writer, and screenwriter, Ben Hecht, who first gave us "The Front Page".

If you don't mind using your hankie, watch "Miracle in the Rain". It's a wonderful movie.


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