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Writers (WGA):
Karl Vollmöller (play)
Frank Butler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1960 (Spain) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Carroll Baker ... Teresa

Roger Moore ... Capt. Michael Stuart
Walter Slezak ... Flaco

Vittorio Gassman ... Guido
Katina Paxinou ... La Roca
Dennis King ... Casimir - El Conde de Altimira
Gustavo Rojo ... Córdoba
Isobel Elsom ... Mother Superior
Carlos Rivas ... Carlitos

Torin Thatcher ... The Duke of Wellington
Elspeth March ... Sister Dominica
Daria Massey ... Gata
Lester Matthews ... Capt. John Boulting
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Rudy Alonzo ... Child (uncredited)
Salvador Baguez ... Farmer (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Bullfight Spectator (uncredited)
Dino Berisso ... Cuadrilla Picador (uncredited)
Jean Bori ... Officer (uncredited)
Perri Bova ... Margarita (uncredited)
Irene Calvillo ... Harlot (uncredited)
Edward Colmans ... Priest Blessing Animals (uncredited)
Anthony M. Conde ... Banderillo (uncredited)
Roberto Contreras ... Knife Grinder (uncredited)
Sally Cooper ... Catalina (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Fleeing Townsman (uncredited)
Steven Cruz ... Toddler (uncredited)
Rod Dana ... Courier (uncredited)
Pilar Del Rey ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ... Bit Role (uncredited)
George Ford ... Officer at Ball (uncredited)
Abel Franco ... Sword Handler (uncredited)

Eduard Franz ... Priest (uncredited)
Gail Ganley ... Lieutenant's Wife (uncredited)
John George ... Bullfight Spectator (uncredited)

Bernie Gozier ... Sword Handler (uncredited)
Vernon Gray ... Venables (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Fleeing Townsman (uncredited)
Edmund Hashim ... Soldier (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Soldier (uncredited)
Madeleine Taylor Holmes ... Peasant Woman (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... French Sergeant (uncredited)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Cafe Manager (uncredited)
Jay W. Jensen ... French Soldier (uncredited)

Victor Lundin ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Fleeing Townsman (uncredited)
Barry Mason ... Sentry (uncredited)
George Merino ... Wine Proprietor (uncredited)
Patricia Michon ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Boy (uncredited)
Ruben Moreno ... Banderillo (uncredited)
Gavin Muir ... Colonel (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Peasant Woman's Husband (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Soldier (uncredited)

Madlyn Rhue ... Nun Who Warns Teresa About Her Singing Love Songs (uncredited)
Herman Rudin ... Coachman (uncredited)
Jose Sanchez ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Penny Santon ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Sam Savitsky ... Fleeing Townsman (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Alfred Shelly ... One of the Cuadrilla Picadors (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Madrid Townsman (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi ... Fowl Proprietor (uncredited)
Quintin Sondergaard ... Guarda (uncredited)
Mike Steen ... Dragoon (uncredited)
John Stevens ... Killed Lieutenant (uncredited)
Joan Sudlow ... Nun (uncredited)
Tom Tamarez ... Book Proprietor (uncredited)
Jack Tesler ... Peasant (uncredited)
Nick Thompson ... Farmer (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Soldier (uncredited)
Julio Torres ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jorge Treviño ... Cordoba's Manager (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Proprietor (uncredited)

Norma Varden ... Mrs. MacGregor (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Fleeing Townsman (uncredited)
Barron Wells ... Waycott (uncredited)
Patrick Westwood ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Martin Yturri ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Adele Zarate ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Rapper 
Gordon Douglas (battle scenes) (uncredited)
Writing credits
Karl Vollmöller (play)

Frank Butler (screenplay)

Jean Rouverol  screenplay (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Henry Blanke .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
Casting by
Henry Rackin 
Production Design by
Hans Peters 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Best 
Makeup Department
Ruby Felker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Norman Pringle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ann Saunders .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Tenny Wright .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Morris Goldman .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
K. Frierson .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine .... best boy (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Stradling Jr. .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Stradling Sr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norma Brown .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Claire Cramer .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bill Jobe .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Opal Vils .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Victor Arno .... musician: violin
Israel Baker .... musician: violin
Ray Heindorf .... music supervisor
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin
Norman Luboff .... vocal arranger
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola
Jack Pepper .... musician: violin
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Eleanor Slatkin .... musician: cello
Felix Slatkin .... musician: violin
Harry Solloway .... musician: violin
David Sterkin .... musician: viola
Maurice Amsterdam .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
John Boudreaux .... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Jim Decker .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Al Hendrickson .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Norman Herzburg .... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
William Alfred Hinshaw .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Harry Klee .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Irving Lipschultz .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Sinclair Lott .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Pinky Savitt .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Harry Sukman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Lloyd Ulyate .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Other crew
Max Reinhardt .... producer: original stage production
Irva Mae Ross .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Antonio Triana .... choreographer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
121 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Warner Bros. originally intended this property as a Technicolor vehicle for Bette Davis, who made a Technicolor screen test as the young nun. The project was soon canceled, and years later, when asked about it, Ms. Davis quipped, "Of course, the only thing I've never played is a nun!"See more »
Capt. Michael Stuart:[trying to convince Teresa to elope with him rather than becoming a nun] They'll cut your hair, Teresa. They'll shear it off.
Teresa:Michael, please.
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References The Devil and the Statue (1901)See more »
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11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
The Miracle, 16 November 2001
Author: Janos Smal ( from Budapest, Hungary

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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