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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 ...
Flaco
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Guido
Katina Paxinou ...
La Roca
Dennis King ...
Casimir - El Conde de Altimira
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Córdoba
Isobel Elsom ...
Mother Superior
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Elspeth March ...
Sister Dominica
Daria Massey ...
Gata
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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30 June 1960 (Mexico)  »

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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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Version of Das Mirakel (1912) 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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A great trash wallow, with operatic overtones
16 August 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

My sister recently asked me if I knew where to find this picture, and coincidentally I had it in my film library, purchased about a year back from Movies Unlimited, a mail-order VHS/DVD house. I decided to revisit it, and to my delight it was everything I remembered it to be when it first came out in my pre-pubescence. This is a saga which begs to be re-made today, but NOT for the big screen, rather for the The Met. It has everything one could possibly ask for in Grand Opera. The beautiful young postulant nun, the dashing British officer, the regiment passing through with little children dancing around them waving flags. The backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Gypsies, bullfighters, Flamenco dancing and religious spectacle. What more could you ask for? With a plot as thin as a scrim, the libretto would be a cake walk, which I would LOVE to write. Would any composer care to collaborate? One thing eludes me, in the film, and IMDb has failed to enlighten me: Who is the singing voice of Theresa in the Spanish nightclub scenes? Could it be Victoria de Los Angeles? A fabulous voice. I highly recommend this movie to young and old, mostly female audiences (after all, it is cornier than even "An Affair to Remember"). Enjoy the sheer prettiness of it.


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