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The Small Miracle (1973)

A small boy of rural Italy, befriends a Catholic priest and pleads for help to save his sick donkey. Hearing the stories of St Frances on how he loved cared, even cured animals, comes up ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

Paul Gallico (novel), Howard Dimsdale (teleplay) (as Arthur Dales) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vittorio De Sica ... Father Damico
Marco Della Cava Marco Della Cava ... Pepino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guidarino Guidi Guidarino Guidi ... Salesman
Umberto Raho
Massimo Sarchielli
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi
Raf Vallone ... Father Superior
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Storyline

A small boy of rural Italy, befriends a Catholic priest and pleads for help to save his sick donkey. Hearing the stories of St Frances on how he loved cared, even cured animals, comes up with notion "If he could just bring his donkey to the Vatican in Rome, and ask the Pope if he could just place him in the entombed Saint's Chapel, his spiritual presence would cure him. Some how he convinces the compassionate Father to take on this pilgrimage, against all odds. Written by Reckless Rex

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Small Miracle (#23.5) See more »

Filming Locations:

Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

For its second run in 1975, the film was edited down to forty-five minutes, so that it could be fitted into a one-hour time slot rather than a ninety-minute one. See more »

Connections

Remake of Never Take No for an Answer (1951) See more »

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If you like Religious Propaganda, this one is still a pass
16 May 2019 | by anarchtheistSee all my reviews

But if you like religious propaganda and whiny androgynous children who couldn't act to save their Christian souls, you might just rate this a 7.8!


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