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Miracle in the Rain (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | April 1956 (USA)
Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Ben Hecht (novel), Ben Hecht (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wyman ... Ruth Wood
Van Johnson ... Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon
Peggie Castle ... Millie Kranz
Fred Clark ... Steven Jalonik
Eileen Heckart ... Grace Ullman
Josephine Hutchinson ... Agnes Wood
William Gargan ... Harry Wood
Marcel Dalio ... Marcel - Waiter
George Givot ... Headwaiter
Barbara Nichols ... Arlene Parker nee Witchy
Halliwell Hobbes ... Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate
Paul Picerni ... Priest
Alan King ... Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
Irene Seidner Irene Seidner ... Mrs. Hamer
Arte Johnson ... Monty
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Storyline

A fanciful, O. Henryesque tale set in New York City during World War II. A shy, lonely woman and a dashing soldier from Tennessee meet in the rain late one afternoon, and end up falling in love. But Fate threatens to come between them. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den tha horisome pote See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Jane Wyman ("Ruth") and Eileen Heckart ("Grace") pause to talk on a bridge in Central Park, the building on the edge of the park filling half the screen is the Dakota, perhaps New York's most famous apartment building. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to take place in 1942. In many scenes we see cars and trucks of early 1950s vintage. See more »

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Narrator: Champion of all the cities of the earth is the towering golden city of New York. It looms higher than any town of man before. Within its giant walls and steel sinews are more enterprises, more people, more mystery, and more music than were ever known before. Its windows are like the leaves of a mighty forest, and its streets are filled with wonder. Our story begins on a spring morning in May 1942 as the people of this remarkable city start to live and work another day.
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Referenced in Illegal (1955) See more »

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You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played at the beginning of the restaurant scene
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Classic Hollywood movie from the old days
19 March 2006 | by aragon-1See all my reviews

It's a beautiful movie and yes, it will bring you to tears. She's shy and yet she has a brief miracle of a romance with a wonderful man who opens up the world for her. There are many miracles brought out in the movie. I've enjoyed this movie since I was young. Jane Wyman and Van Johnson are terrific actors and they don't disappoint. This was a "small" movie in Hollywood terms but it leaves a lasting message of hope. One message is that God brings people together in mysterious ways for good purposes. (I'm going to check if this movie is available to buy, it's worth it.) I loved Alan King's small but great role in this movie and all the supporting actors were great, too. By the way, the object she holds when she dies is an old coin that she and he bought at an antique shop and he gives it to her before he deploys to the war. I watched many Wyman films when I was young and they were all good. She wasn't an "A-list" beauty but she was beautiful and never disappointed me. Check out her film list and you're in for a treat if you watch them.


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