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The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 20 July 1931 (USA)
After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Director:

Frank Capra (as Frank R. Capra)

Writers:

Jo Swerling (screenplay and dialogue), John Meehan (based upon the play "Bless You Sister" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Florence Fallon
David Manners ... John Carson
Sam Hardy ... Bob Hornsby
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Higgins
Russell Hopton ... Bill Welford
Charles Middleton ... Simpson
Eddie Boland Eddie Boland ... Collins
Thelma Hill ... Gussie
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Storyline

After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs fake miracles for profit. But the love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Miraculosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The character Florence Fallon was named Mary MacDonald in the original play. See more »

Goofs

As Florence starts chasing members of the congregation out of the church at the beginning of the film, members of the choir can be seen getting up and walking forward in the direction of the isle (note the young blond woman in the black dress who is first in line). When the scene cuts to a close-up on Florence moving down the isle, we see the choir members still seated in their places. They then get up and file out in the same direction as in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Florence: Some of you have listened to my father for twenty years and you can't remember one word he said to you. You will remember this! You subscribed to temperance and I can tell you the names of your bootleggers. You pretend to be decent and I know which of you are cheating wives and husbands. Shall I call out your names? Why are you running away from me? Are you afraid of the truth? Is that why you got rid of my father? You are thieves, killers, adulterers, blasphemers and liars six days a week! And...
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Crazy Credits

"Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing..... Mat. VIII, 15. See more »

Connections

Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Farmer in the Dell
(uncredited)
Traditional song (published 1820)
Sung a bit by Barbara Stanwyck and David Manners
Also played by a music box
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Darkly Luminous
23 October 2003 | by ivan-22See all my reviews

This gorgeous film is a bit too dark and too harsh on sister Aimee, but it is riveting throughout, and the best Stanwyck movie I have seen. Her acting is so much subtler than in later years. In the final scene she is absolutely ravishing. Fascinating characters, plot, cinematography, with just the right dash of nastiness. They really don't make them like this anymore. The big mystery is where, when and how did cinema learn its craft so early, and why did it lose it sometime in the fifties. Today's movies just cannot compare with this artistry. Today's movies don't look like movies at all. They rather look like documentaries about movie-making. Roll camera is the only special effect they seem know.


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