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87 Ratings

The Miracle Woman

Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1931


After Florence Fallon’s father is fired from 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.

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The Miracle Woman Directed by Frank Capra

Critics reviews

Though Capra is now remembered primarily for films such as MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which are more conventionally constructed, THE MIRACLE WOMAN is two third-acts sandwiching a second, and altogether a delightful insight into the early careers of Capra and company.
December 19, 2014
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On display already is a mastery of early sound, characters howl before the masses and whisper to each other, the aviator’s ventriloquist dummy goes touchingly silent once he has to declare his love. A literally flaming confessional concludes the search for illumination, the freed heroine is finally seen happily rattling a tambourine for the Salvation Army.
January 01, 2010
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