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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

The Miracle of the Bells





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Fred MacMurray, Frank Sinatra and Alida Valli star in this inspirational story about a famous film actress who is brought home for her funeral in a small coal-mining town, just in time for a miracle to occur.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: DeWitt Bodeen, Ben Hecht
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 29, 2013
RKO Pictures

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Lee J. Cobb
as Marcus Harris
Fred MacMurray
as William 'Bill' Dunni...
Frank Sinatra
as Father Paul
Harold Vermilyea
as Nick Orloff
Charles Meredith
as Father Spinsky
Jim Nolan
as Ted Jones
Alida Valli
as Olga Treskovna
Veronika Pataky
as Anna Klovna
Philip Ahn
as Ming Gow
Frank Ferguson
as Dolan the Director
Frank Wilcox
as Dr. Jennings
Ray Teal
as Koslick
Billy Wayne
as Tom Elmore
Syd Saylor
as Freddy Evans
Thayer Roberts
as Earl of Warwick
Herbert Evans
as Nobleman
Franz Roehn
as Cauchon
Pat Davis
as Assistant Director
Tom Stevenson
as Milton Wild
Jim Pierce
as Soldier
Sid Saylor
as Freddy Evans
Roger Creed
as Soldier
Eula Guy
as Woman
Franklyn Farnum
as Worshiper
'Snub' Pollard
as Worshiper
Beth Taylor
as Worshiper
Bill Clauson
as Bellringer's Son
Maxwell Hamilton
as Ray Tanner
Bert Davidson
as Bob Briggs
George Chandler
as Max the Telegraph Op...
Max Wagner
as Baggage Man
Oliver Blake
as Slenzka
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Hokey and over pious.

jay nixon

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The Miracle of the Bells

This film starts very slow gets interesting towards the end of the movie.

It is an unusual role the way we see Frank Sinatra. Not the typical role we see him portray.

I thought was cool was when Actress Olga acted as Joanna Ark for an audition and the scene went from audition in house and saying the lines to in a court scene in one room to a set with a blurry filter on right and left of screen and in focus in the center.

It was a funny event when all the churches beggin to ring their bells between 8:00 in Coal town for death of a Polish actress who dies from Turburculosous a day after film is made.
Bells played for three days attracts press agents.

Bill Donavan press agent has been renowned as a stunt pulls off stunts to attract attention to low level pictures

They did not play bells for death of Father. Wanted to be buried by father at Saint Michaels in Coal Town, Pennsylvania.

It was impressive when the angel statues moved towards to coffin. The question is do you tell of the physical explanation or that of Religious reason or not explain it at all to gain support of believers.

Believe that the amount of people coming to see funeral at Saint Michaels Church was unable to support columns that hold angels up causing the angels to turn and face body. church, plus the coal mines under the church.

When Olga was returned it has effected the town. Many have started to support Saint Michaels Church.

They decided to release the film after all publicity. The money raised from movie to start a hospital dedicated towards finding a cure for Turburculosous.

Did a great job of teaching us that our faith in God is based on false shit, but as long as we believe, that's okay.

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