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Director:
Writers:
Ben Hecht (novel)
Ben Hecht (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Wartime In New York See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Jane Wyman ... Ruth Wood

Van Johnson ... Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon

Peggie Castle ... Millie Kranz

Fred Clark ... Steven Jalonik

Eileen Heckart ... Grace Ullman
Josephine Hutchinson ... Agnes Wood
William Gargan ... Harry Wood

Marcel Dalio ... Marcel, Waiter
George Givot ... Headwaiter

Barbara Nichols ... Arlene Parker nee Witchy
Halliwell Hobbes ... Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate

Paul Picerni ... Priest

Alan King ... Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
Irene Seidner ... Mrs. Hamer

Arte Johnson ... Monty
Marian Holmes ... Mrs. Rickles
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Canelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rose Allen ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Chalo Alvarado ... Italian Count (uncredited)
Roxanne Arlen ... Cathy Wicklow (uncredited)

Malcolm Atterbury ... Special Delivery Man (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Newsman at Desk (uncredited)
John Connoughton ... Altar Boy (uncredited)
Diana Dawson ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Anna Dewey ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Darlene Fields ... Count's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. ... Boy in New York Times Office (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ... 55 Year Old Man (uncredited)
Walter Kingson ... Narrator (uncredited)
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Andy, the Bartender (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Antique Store Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Assistant Auctioneer (uncredited)
Lucita ... Accordionist (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Stout Man (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Mr. Baldwin's Associate (uncredited)
Allen Ray ... Middle Aged Man (uncredited)
Grandon Rhodes ... Mr. Baldwin, City Editor (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Auctioneer (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ... Dr. Zero (uncredited)
Paul Smith ... Dixie Dooley (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Street Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Auction (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Italian Flower Vendor (uncredited)
Glen Vernon ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Mr. McGuire, Salesman (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Auction Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Rudolph Maté 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Hecht  novel
Ben Hecht  screenplay

Produced by
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Reilly 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Dellar .... assistant director
Lee White .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eugene Busch .... dialogue supervisor
 

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108 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Franz Waxman composed the score for this film. The theme he used when Jane Wyman's character first enters her New York office was used by George Lucas for his first feature film, THX 1138 (1971). The music was heard in the futuristic shopping mall sequence as "elevator music."See more »
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Anachronisms: 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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Illegal (1955)See more »
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CindySee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Wartime In New York, 17 January 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Miracle In The Rain is a good, but very strange film. You first start watching it and you think you're seeing a nice romantic film with a wartime setting. But it takes a very unexpected turn into the supernatural and in the end a miracle of sorts is actually performed. And right on the steps of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Jane Wyman is a plain jane sort of girl whose life consists of going to work and then getting home to tend to her ailing mother Josephine Hutchinson. Years ago the man of the household, William Gargan, walked out on the family and left Hutchinson the cynical and sickly soul that she is. So when Jane meets soldier Van Johnson during wartime he proves almost too good to be true.

Their love is intense in the short time they have before Johnson ships out. After that the film turns, first tragic and then mystical.

Other members of the cast who aid and abet Johnson and Wyman are people like Fred Clark as Jane's boss at work, a rebound man from way back, Peggie Castle who is Clark's mistress on the job, Alan King and Barbara Nichols a soldier and his new bride who Johnson and Wyman meet in Central Park and making their big screen debuts are Eileen Heckart as Wyman's best friend from work and Arte Johnson who plays an office boy where the girls work. No fool he.

Warner Brothers shot this film in New York which is why Heckart and Johnson who were based in New York got to work in this. It would have been nice if we had some color, but the black and white cinematography was nice. No doubt that Francis Cardinal Spellman himself must have had script approval of the whole project in order to allow scenes inside St. Patrick's to be done.

Though dated somewhat Miracle In The Rain is still a fine piece of entertainment and its message about true love never dying is one for all generations.

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