The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937)

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As a result of a discussion between a trio of gods over the true worthiness of Earth, a retiring British shop assistant is granted miraculous powers. George McWhirter Fotheringay's new powers are virtually limitless. Choosing to use them for good, Fotheringay sets out to create a utopian society.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Criterion Collection

Cast

Roland Young
as George McWhirter Fotheringay
Joan Gardner
as Ada Price
Ralph Richardson
as Col. Winstanley
Ernst Thesiger
as Mr. Maydig
Ernest Thesiger
as Rev. Silas Maydig
Edward Chapman
as Major Grigsby
Sophie Stewart
as Maggie Hooper
Robert Cochran
as Bill Stoker
Lawrence Hanray
as Mr. Bamfylde
Wallace Lupino
as Police Constable Winch
Lady Tree
as Housekeeper
Joan Hickson
as Effie Brickman
Gertrude Musgrove
as Effie Brickman
Wally Patch
as Supt. Smithelle
Bernard Nedell
as Reporter
Bruce Winston
as Cox, Landlord
George Sanders
as Indifference, a God
Ivan Brandt
as Player, a God
Torin Thatcher
as Observer, a God
Mark Daly
as Toddy Beamish
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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Could Work Miracles

All Critics (4)

Slow moving fantasy story.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Nice, but usually overlooked, fantasy based on an H.G. Wells story.

August 27, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Man Who Could Work Miracles

½

Nice adaptation of H.G. Wells story about one of the ultimate dreams, as the recent spate of superhero epics underline: what if a soul had more, extra power than everyone else? Well, as Stan Lee has opined in SpiderMan, "with great power comes great responsibility" and so our comic everyman finds out here in this 1930's English production.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This H. G. Welles story is probably my favourite fantasy movie of the thirties. Young gives a good performance as a man who gets the power to perform miracles. The plot may seem familiar to us now, but this movie is still worth seeing, the ending is pretty cool, and the movie has a lot of humorous scenes, both intentional and unintentional humor. I enjoyed this movie, it makes me wonder what I would do with the power to work miracles. What would you do?

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Wonderfully imaginative film, there aren?t too many like this one. Roland Young is wonderful in the lead, the special effects are really quite amazing, especially considering the year in which it was made.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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