Cinema: New Picture: May 2, 1932

The Miracle Man (Paramount) was a vast success when acted by Thomas Meighan, Betty Compson and Lon Chaney in 1919. Now, remade as a talkie, it is an anomalous parable, more confusing than inspiring. Certain vicious characters led by a wretched John Madison (Chester Morris) find an old faith-healer (Hobart Bosworth) practicing his innocent seances in a sea-coast village. They form an adroit plan to exploit his doddering abilities. First they procure a knowing minx (Sylvia Sidney) to take care of the faith-healer. Then they have a contortionist named "Froggy" (John Wray)...

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