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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
Walter Slezak ...
Flaco
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Guido
Katina Paxinou ...
La Roca
Dennis King ...
Gustavo Rojo ...
Córdoba
Isobel Elsom ...
Mother Superior
Carlos Rivas ...
Carlitos
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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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The role of Stuart was intended for Dirk Bogarde. Bogarde turned it down and suggested Roger Moore. 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 Margarita la tornera (2000) 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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It goes beyond religious cant into lunatic aerials of historical and hothouse melodrama...
30 May 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

During Napoleon's war with Spain, a young postulate at a convent near Madrid experiences her first stirrings of romantic love for a passing British Captain; she breaks her vows and runs off to be with him, but instead falls in league with traveling gypsies after her beloved is presumed dead in a rampage by the French. Unbelievable concoction, scripted by Frank Butler from Karl Vollmöller's play, given uncertain treatment by director Irving Rapper. Is this material high camp or serious-minded? At times, it manages to be both, with the addition of some unintentional humor to lighten the load. Stars Carroll Baker and Roger Moore occasionally look bewildered or lost--and they get no help from Rapper, nor from their dialogue. The appropriately large-scaled production includes several set-pieces which are exciting and well-accomplished, though the plot is episodic, and each new chapter is more outlandish than the last. ** from ****


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