Miracle In The Rain

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Ben Hecht was usually a lot more cynical than he apppears in the novel and screenplay for this hankie-grabber. Wyman is a plain secretary who works in an office headed by Clark and is best friend to old maid Heckart. However, she spends most of her time trying to bring her mother, Hutchinson, out of the depression the woman went into when her husband, Gargan,...read more

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Ben Hecht was usually a lot more cynical than he apppears in the novel and screenplay for this hankie-grabber. Wyman is a plain secretary who works in an office headed by Clark and is best friend to old maid Heckart. However, she spends most of her time trying to bring her mother,

Hutchinson, out of the depression the woman went into when her husband, Gargan, left her years before. Wyman meets Johnson in New York's Central Park during a rainstorm. He's a Tennessee boy, and the two of them, though from very diverse backgrounds, fall in love. Johnson goes overseas with his

service unit, dies in action, and Wyman begins to physically disintegrate. Her health, never very strong, disappears and she goes deeper and deeper into herself. When it looks as though she won't be able to last much longer, she makes her way to St. Patrick's Church on Fifth Avenue, and Johnson

materializes, sees her for a moment, and leaves her with a coin he'd taken to war with him. That coin is proof to Wyman that this miracle was not merely a figment of her fevered brow. A bit of comedy from comic King and Nichols, as a stripper, but it's otherwise heavy going. A very young Arte

Johnson is seen briefly. Too many secondary stories and not enough on-screen time between Wyman and a living, breathing Johnson, are what detract from the picture.

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  • Review: Ben Hecht was usually a lot more cynical than he apppears in the novel and screenplay for this hankie-grabber. Wyman is a plain secretary who works in an office headed by Clark and is best friend to old maid Heckart. However, she spends most of her time tr… (more)

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