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Miracle in the Rain (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | April 1956 (USA)
Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Ben Hecht (novel), Ben Hecht (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wyman ... Ruth Wood
Van Johnson ... Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon
Peggie Castle ... Millie Kranz
Fred Clark ... Steven Jalonik
Eileen Heckart ... Grace Ullman
Josephine Hutchinson ... Agnes Wood
William Gargan ... Harry Wood
Marcel Dalio ... Marcel - Waiter
George Givot ... Headwaiter
Barbara Nichols ... Arlene Parker nee Witchy
Halliwell Hobbes ... Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate
Paul Picerni ... Priest
Alan King ... Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
Irene Seidner Irene Seidner ... Mrs. Hamer
Arte Johnson ... Monty
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Storyline

A fanciful, O. Henryesque tale set in New York City during World War II. A shy, lonely woman and a dashing soldier from Tennessee meet in the rain late one afternoon, and end up falling in love. But Fate threatens to come between them. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den tha horisome pote See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Jane Wyman ("Ruth") and Eileen Heckart ("Grace") pause to talk on a bridge in Central Park, the building on the edge of the park filling half the screen is the Dakota, perhaps New York's most famous apartment building. See more »

Goofs

Ruth moves two votive candles to the foot of the St. Andrew statue. When she steps back to the aisle, the candles she took have been replaced. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Champion of all the cities of the earth is the towering golden city of New York. It looms higher than any town of man before. Within its giant walls and steel sinews are more enterprises, more people, more mystery, and more music than were ever known before. Its windows are like the leaves of a mighty forest, and its streets are filled with wonder. Our story begins on a spring morning in May 1942 as the people of this remarkable city start to live and work another day.
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Van Johnson (2) (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeepers Creepers
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the club after Arlene's performance
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One of my favorites!
12 September 2006 | by debbsgate-1See all my reviews

I was just a young girl when I saw this movie for the first time. It was so moving and so sad that I never forgot it. The acting may seem alittle corny in this day and age but the story is wonderful, and the cast was excellent. I lost count how many times I've watched it over the years, I finally own a copy of it although its on VHS it's nice to know I can watch it again whenever I want. Would be nice if it was released on DVD. This is also one of my favorite Van Johnson movies. If I could compare it to a modern day movie that would be "Message in a Bottle" with Kevin Costner. Although it didn't have a miraculous ending it was a story of finding love and losing it so suddenly. If you like tear-jerkers both of these movies would fit the bill.


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