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The Miracle (1959)

 -  Drama  -  30 June 1960 (Mexico)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Capt. Michael Stuart
Walter Slezak ...
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Guido
Katina Paxinou ...
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Casimir - El Conde de Altimira
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Isobel Elsom ...
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Lester Matthews ...
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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Max Reinhardt's celebrated drama with a cast as vast as the epic sweep of its spectacle! 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 »

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Capt. Michael Stuart: But, Teresa is to be my bride!
Mother Superior: Teresa is now the Bride of Christ!
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Although it IS overdone,if you're in the right mood, you will enjoy it.
12 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those who are hard-bitten, unsentimental, hate religious epics, or laugh easily at ultra-romantic plots laced with mysticism, religious omens, and ominous signs (such as a wind that mysteriously comes up, droughts that devastate a land when someone leaves, and thunderstorms that spring up just at the right moment) had better either avoid this film or be prepared for a real howl. Add to this some hammy overacting from the miscast Carroll Baker, who is supposed to be Spanish, of all things.(Natalie Wood, who turned down the role, would have been a far better choice, and Sophia Loren might have been even better). And the young,unwrinkled Roger Moore DID look too pretty for a male actor.

But the basic plot, of the Virgin's statue taking a young nun's place is an old and time-honored legend used before on stage and film, and those who really get into this kind of thing will love it, although the disturbing idea of a heavenly curse which apparently causes death is certainly not in keeping with the Catholic idea of a merciful God. The movie is NOT cheesy, by the way; it is quite elaborately produced, with good photography and a throbbing musical score by "Ten Commandments" and "Magnificent Seven" composer Elmer Bernstein.


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