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The Miracle Woman (1931)




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Convinced by her unscrupulous promoters that she's got the true power to heal, an impassioned female evangelist rises to the top then falls in love with a blind aviator, causing her handlers to meddle with her personal life. One of Frank Capra's most outstanding early talkies with memorable, dynamic Barbara Stanwyck.


Barbara Stanwyck
as Florence "Faith" Fallon
David Manners
as John Carson
Sam Hardy
as Bob Hornsby
Beryl Mercer
as Mrs. Higgins
Russell Hopton
as Sam Welford
Eddie Boland
as Collins
Harry Todd
as Briggs
Edward J. Le Saint
as Parishioner
Ivan Linow
as Gunboat
John Kelly
as Stagehand
Dennis O'Keefe
as Man in Audience
Fred Warren
as Pianist
Mary Doran
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for The Miracle Woman

All Critics (7)

A surprisingly darker film than most of those for 'feel good' filmmaker Frank Capra.

August 1, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…


December 29, 2013 | Full Review…

Effective melodrama, with a strong performance from Stanwyck

August 12, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

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

March 9, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Miracle Woman


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

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