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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

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120 min | Drama

Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to ...See moreGranting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to release the film, he asks all the local churches to ring their bells for three days. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno See less
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Russell Janney (novel "The Miracle of the Bells") | Ben Hecht (screen play) | Quentin Reynolds (screen play)
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Robert De Grasse (as Robert de Grasse)
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Updated Mar 16, 1948

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Mar 27, 1948 (United States)

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Fred MacMurray
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Alida Valli
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Frank Sinatra
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Marcus Harris (as Lee Cobb) Marcus Harris (as Lee Cobb)   See fewer
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Charles Meredith
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James Nolan
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Veronica Pataky
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Philip Ahn
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Frank Wilcox
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6.7 / 10 | 741 votes