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The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 13 October 1955 (USA)
Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but ... See full summary »


George Blair


P.J. Wolfson (original story and screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Rev. William Macklin II
Coleen Gray ... Laura
Hugh O'Brian ... Marty Callahan
Joey Forman ... Ted
Don 'Red' Barry ... Dawson (as Don Barry)
Mike Connors ... Lou (as Touch Connors)
Jil Jarmyn ... Millie
Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs ... Johnny
Tony Garcen Tony Garcen ... Babe
Raymond Hatton ... Yahoo Man
Ruta Lee ... Ruthie


Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but all he seems to do is stop the gambling at the Silver Palace Saloon. Marty wants him to build on the other side of town and will finance the new church if Macklin moves, but he will not. When Marty is robbed by a gang of outlaws one of them hides the money in the church altar. Macklin finds that he has been ordered to San Diego due to his lack of accomplishment, and it might take a miracle for him to stay. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Mickey Rooney in a New Kind of Role


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

13 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whisky, miracles et revolver See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Diminutive preacher (Mickey Rooney) tries to clean up a vice ridden cowtown.
19 March 2006 | by dougbrodeSee all my reviews

For those of us who saw this decidedly minor film on its initial release during the fall of 1955, there were several shockers early on in the brief 73 minute film, which was used to round out the second half of a double bill in less than prestigious theatres. First, as Mickey Rooney (who is supposed to look considerably younger than he does) journeys to a small out of the way cowtown (he's an idealistic frontier preacher), even the youngest among us burst out in laughter when we see an airplane in the sky. What we were too naive to know at the time was that on low budget features like this, there was only enough time, budget, and film stock for one take - so if something like a plane happened to fly by in clear sight of the camera, it ended up in the finished film. Moments later, when Mickey did arrive, there supercool but also supersleazy owner of the saloon was played by none other than . . . the same man who incarnated wholesome teetoltaler Wyatt Earp on TV every Tuesday night, Hugh O'Brian. Eventually, we settled down to enjoy this mild oater in which Mickey wins over Hugh in good time and the sinful saloon gives way to a nice church. Undemanding in all respects, this film will be most enjoyed, if and when it shows up on some nostalgic movie channel or VHS/DVD, by those of us who loved it, all flaws aside, way back when.

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