This reminded us of a vintage movie magazines haul at a local flea market....one of which which contained a rarely seen ad for the wonderful and uplifting 1948 film, THE MIRACLE OF THE BELLS....(CLICK ON THE PHOTOS AND LINKS). And by sheer coincidence, it was on late night television in recent days.......
Directed by Irving Pichel, with a script by Quentin Reynolds and Ben Hecht. The film is based on a novel by Russell Janney.
The story begins as Hollywood press agent Bill Dunnigan (Fred MacMurray), who works for a movie studio, arrives by train with the body of actress Olga Treskovna (Alida Valli), in her home town of "Coal Town," named for its coal mining industry. He has brought her back to "Coal Town" to honor her deathbed request to be buried there. Read more about the film here.
While the film was not successful upon its release, it has developed a cult following--both here and overseas. It's sincere and uplifting without being trite and preachy. We seldom miss an opportunity to see it. It's also available on Amazon.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--MORE ON ALIDA VALLI, FROM OUR FRIENDS AT EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS; click here
--MORE ABOUT FRED MacMURRAY, ALSO FROM EFSP; MORE HERE
--REMEMBERING FRANK SINATRA; click here
AND NOW A FEW MORE MOVIE SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST; a more extensive index will be posted soon:
--MY SUMMER STORY; MORE HERE
--NOW VOYAGER; MORE HERE
--WUTHERING HEIGHTS; MORE HERE
--BARBAROSA; MORE HERE
--FROM HERE TO ETERNITY; MORE HERE
--(1962) THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, now more than ever; CLICK HERE
--HACKSAW RIDGE; more here
--A WONDERFUL MOVIE TO WATCH ANY TIME---BUT ESPECIALLY DURING THE "VALENTINE SEASON"--A WEDDING FOR BELLA, A.K.A. "THE BREAD, MY SWEET", SCOTT BAIO, KRISTEN MINTER; click here
--CLASSIC SERGIO LEONE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/01/yes-its-true-we-love-that-classic.html
--THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/10/on-this-day-in-1957-bridge-on-river.html--SPARTACUS https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/10/on-this-day-in-1960-spartacus-premiered.html
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