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The Miracle Woman

The Miracle Woman (1931)

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Release Date: Jul 20, 1931 Wide

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A minister's daughter finds fame as an evangelist but struggles with her own lack of faith in Frank Capra's impassioned drama. Inspired by the true story of Aimee Semple McPherson, the film follows the rise to prominence of Florence Fallon (Barbara Stanwyck). Disillusioned by the mistreatment of her dying father by his church, Florence grows cynical about religion. She nevertheless retains an intimate knowledge of the Bible and natural flair for preaching, talents put to use by promoter Bob

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Comedy, Drama

Jun 3, 1997

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December 29, 2013 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Effective melodrama, with a strong performance from Stanwyck

August 12, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Early Capra effort with a strong indictment of evangelists still has a lot of power.

March 9, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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a cynical capra film inspired by notorious evangelist aimee semple macpherson. a very young barbara stanwyck is great in one of her best early roles. it's similar in tone and plot to elmer gantry, another great film about religious hucksters based on macpherson, who lost most of her flock after faking her own kidnapping in 1926. you can tell this is precode as someone gets the bird lol
December 22, 2009
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