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Miracle in the Rain
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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 »
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A Great Love Story 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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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Arte Johnson's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Soundtrack:
CindySee more »

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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Great Love Story, 30 August 2005
Author: nsscmss from New York

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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