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The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 13 October 1955 (USA)
Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but ... See full summary »


George Blair


P.J. Wolfson (original story and screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Rev. William Macklin II
Coleen Gray ... Laura
Hugh O'Brian ... Marty Callahan
Joey Forman ... Ted
Don 'Red' Barry ... Dawson (as Don Barry)
Mike Connors ... Lou (as Touch Connors)
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Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs ... Johnny
Tony Garcen Tony Garcen ... Babe
Raymond Hatton ... Yahoo Man
Ruta Lee ... Ruthie


Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but all he seems to do is stop the gambling at the Silver Palace Saloon. Marty wants him to build on the other side of town and will finance the new church if Macklin moves, but he will not. When Marty is robbed by a gang of outlaws one of them hides the money in the church altar. Macklin finds that he has been ordered to San Diego due to his lack of accomplishment, and it might take a miracle for him to stay. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Mickey Rooney in a New Kind of Role


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

13 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whisky, miracles et revolver See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Twinkle in God's Eye
Written by Mickey Rooney
Sung by Eddy Howard (as Eddie Howard)
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I love Mickey Rooney.
27 November 2018 | by akelly-88908See all my reviews

This film is somewhat of s hidden gem. I serendipitously happened upon it while searching YouTube for an old movie to comfort me on a particularly cold evening. I wont be placing any onus on storyline. Viewers can judge a film for themselves by simply watching them without the prejudice of subjective review. It's an Independent (Republic) Film. Standard Western fare, Produced by Mr. Rooney himself. It has fantasic production values and alot of good humour. One early scene, Rooney's rookie preacher walks into a town bar and is cordially invited by locals for a free drink. He asks for milk. It's old school funny but hey it's an old school film...top cast...a genuine little gem. Reviews and ratings is cyberspace can be cruel. It's more a reflection of modern humanity than the quality of this lovely, black and white, 1955 production, which is one that i am so happy to have found. Mickey Rooney was a masterful performer. His character and star quality shines very brightly here. Im clearly a fan...however...if this film were anything other than what this review purports, i wouldn't be doing anyone reading this review, or the film itself any service.

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