The Miracle of the Bells

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This over-extended and uncertain satire (adapted by Ben Hecht from a novel by Russell Janey) on fake religiosity has an ill-at-ease Sinatra as the priest persuaded by press agent MacMurray into offering his church for the funeral of late-lamented actress Valli, whose final film is due for imminent release. After three days of bell ringing, however, the girl is restored to life: Miracle or stunt? It's very hard to care.

Release details

Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Irving Pichel
Screenwriter: Ben Hecht, Quentin Reynolds
Cast: Fred MacMurray
Frank Sinatra
Alida Valli
Lee J Cobb
Harold Vermilyea
Charles Meredith
Philip Ahn
Frank Ferguson
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