Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, The B-
This movie tries to thoughtfully recreate the 1917 actual events that brought hope and new religious fervor to a war-ravaged world.
During WWI, three peasant youths in Fatima, Portugal have a vision, a woman in a cloud of light offering words of devotion and prophecy. The children face torture by the anticlerical government, but they are soon embraced by the faithful masses drawn by the promise of a miracle.
Director John Brahm tries to balance simplicity and spectacle in this pious tale but uncharacteristically ends up making a dull movie, not much helped by reliable actor Gilbert Roland or powerful score from Max Steiner.
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedic Picture: Max Steiner
The winner, however, was Dimitri Tiomkin for “High Noon”
Theatrical trailer Languages: English & Franais Subtitles: English, Franais & Espaol (feature film only)
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