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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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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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Trivia

Film debut of Arte Johnson. See more »

Goofs

Ruth moves two votive candles to the foot of the St. Andrew statue. When she steps back to the aisle, the candles she took have been replaced. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Soundtracks

With Plenty of Money and You
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Barbara Nichols
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Life Can Be So Cruel....But We Can Still Hope For Miracles
29 January 2007 | by ck-18See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've watched a movie and shed tears but this movie clinched it! What a beautiful film - it certainly plays with your emotions in such a poignant way. Jane Wyman's brilliant, grief-stricken performance makes your heart simply melt with sorrow and watching Johnson's impeccable performance made me forget that I have never been a Van Johnson fan; credit to him for a splendid, utterly emotive portrayal of the character he played in this film. These two leads and the supporting cast played their roles to perfection and I was so consumed that I failed to remember that they were actually acting.

The storyline of this film had me absorbed from the beginning through to its exquisite ending; it left me covered in goose bumps and literally I felt numb as the chills ran through me! Most significantly though, this film profoundly made me feel how important and precious my loved ones are to me as it helped nudge my dormant realisation that the uncertainty of life always surrounds us....we must not take anyone for granted and we must not take life and "faith" for granted.

As you have noticed I did not relate the plot of this movie as other reviewers have more or less done so. All I can say is that you should do yourself a favour and view this film - this is one film you need to watch at least once in your lifetime (and feel those chills and goose bumps!)....SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den tha horisome pote See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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