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The Miracle (1959)

| Drama | 1960 (Spain)
During the Napoleonic era, in Spain, a young postulant falls in love with a handsome British soldier who is recovering with others of his regiment after being wounded. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »

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Capt. Michael Stuart
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Flaco
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Guido
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La Roca
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Córdoba
Isobel Elsom ...
Mother Superior
Carlos Rivas ...
Carlitos
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Sister Dominica
Daria Massey ...
Gata
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Capt. John Boulting
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During the Napoleonic era, in Spain, a young postulant falls in love with a handsome British soldier who is recovering with others of his regiment after being wounded. Before leaving, he asks her to leave the convent and marry him. The postulant, devoted to the statue of the Virgin Mary, asks her for a heavenly sign and leaves when nothing happens. Then the statue of the Virgin descends from its pedestal... Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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The Mighty Spectacle That Stunned The World! See more »

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Warner Brothers had planned to make a film version of "The Miracle" as early as 1942, with Henry Blanke producing. The 1942 version was supposed to have followed the original play more closely, but the project was scrapped. It was revived in 1952, but was again scrapped, and in 1959, Warners finally released a film of it. The story was heavily revised, and the time period changed from the Middle Ages to 1810. See more »

Quotes

Teresa: What do you think you're doing?
Flaco: Collecting food for the poor.
Teresa: What poor?
Flaco: Ourselves.
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Version of La légende de soeur Béatrix (1923) See more »

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Ave verum corpus
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sung in Latin by nuns
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The Miracle
16 November 2001 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

During the war of 1812, a young nun leaves the convent to search for a series of romantic adventures, and during her journey the statue of the virgin Mary descends from the pedestal and takes the young nun's place until her return.

Adapted from a fairly deadening and lunatic play, and tricked out with the old-fashioned Max Reinhardt pageantry; this immensely long and heavy-going amalgam of would-be religious parable and decorative period romance soon becomes numbingly risible and never lets up. A very curious choice for an emergent leading lady obviously, and unsuccessfully, fighting against her freshly established image, while the star supporting players - apparently intended as a balance - suffer from being tediously typecast. None of the actors have much opportunity to display their skills and the direction is below average. Quite a stupefying enterprise, but a sometimes engagingly silly one.


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