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The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)

Marcelino pan y vino (original title)
Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »


Ladislao Vajda


José María Sánchez Silva (novel) (as Jose Mª. Sanchez Silva), Ladislao Vajda (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafael Rivelles ... Padre Superior - Father Superior
Antonio Vico ... Fray Puerta - Brother Door
Juan Calvo ... Fray Papilla - Brother Cookie
José Marco Davó ... Pascual
Juanjo Menéndez ... Fray Giles (as Juan Jose Menendez)
Adriano Domínguez ... Monk
Mariano Azaña ... Fray Malo - Brother Bad
Joaquín Roa ... Fray Talán - Brother Ding-Dong
Isabel de Pomés ... Manuel's Mother
Carmen Carbonell Carmen Carbonell ... Alfonsa
Carlota Bilbao ... Nicolás' Wife
José María Rodríguez José María Rodríguez ... Monk (as Jose Mª. Rodriguez)
Rafael Calvo ... Don Emilio
Francisco Arenzana Francisco Arenzana ... Nicolás
Antonio Ferrandis ... Monk


Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed it takes the bread and eats it. Getting a wish granted for his donation Marcelino wishes to see his mother... Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Filmed in Spain - Land of Legend See more »


Comedy | Drama


G | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Statue of Christ: You are not afraid of Me?
Marcelino: No.
Statue of Christ: Then - you know who I am?
Marcelino: Yes. You're God.
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Remade as Marcellino (1991) See more »


La Cancion Marcelino
Music by Pablo Sorozábal
Lyrics uncredited in film
Sung offscreen by unidentified male singer and male chorus
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A portrait of Innocence and goodness with some humor
30 January 2006 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

January 2006, and we're talking about a film made in 1955! I too saw this movie possibly 50 years ago and have never forgotten it. I tried to get some more information on it in Sydney with our so called movie experts but got nowhere. The internet was not much help either, then last week, lo and behold, I found a DVD in "Parklea Market" Sydney Australia (sort of organised flea market) And it was selling for 5 Australian dollars (perhaps 2.5 Euros). Only one problem the tittle was "The miracle of Marcelino" ... It had to be the same though so I bought it. I could not wait to run it on my DVD player... and there it was "Marcelino Pan y Vino"! Yes try to search for Marcelino pan y vino, chances is you'll get nothing. Of course the reason I'm here is because of my newly acquired knowledge of its English title. I then was a little boy in France and I think the film was in Spanish with french subtitle. I personally think the dubbed version does some damage to the integrity of this beautiful story. I have to be honest here too. I found the movie rather rusty in the light of the ever growing technology in this field and I don't agree that the music is beautiful; it's markedly aged and I don't think I'd like a sound system with this quality.

But what a reunion, I had almost given up any hope to see it again. I think My parents took me to watch it in Paris. They were non religious as I am now. They only love it for it's beauty and artistic value. I'm pretty sure if you're reading this you've read other entry and you already know the story, so I won't go into it. I just hope you'll give it a chance in your lounge room, I think the reward will be great

mm Feb. 2006. I had to come back to this movie and read more commentaries since I was here. I felt saddened by some, expressing some kind of paranoia or just pure negativism. One entry asked us to take off our "rosy" glasses to watch this movie... For one I wish I could find my 'rosy' glasses again as the world I see today needs badly to be seen through such device or we'll soon run out of Prozac. Then people wear all kind of glasses with all kind of colours and so see things accordingly that is not to say that other should join in. I wander what colour of glasses Mother Theresa, "l'abbe Pierre" or the like of them wore to achieve what they did. I see Marcelino Bread and Wine" as a simple,touching and beautiful story despite not having entering a church for decades. MM PS Having mentioned my difficulty to search this tittle I tried again because I forgot to bookmark it. This time I made sure to enter in the search field "The miracle of Marcelino" and for result got : Marcelino Pan y Vino (Aka the miracle of Marcelino)...How this for contradiction!

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Release Date:

8 September 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Ultraviolet)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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