Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 23, 1959

The Miracle (Warner), a vast $3,000,000 pseudoreligious epic, is a travesty of the solemn pageant produced in 1911 by the late Max Reinhardt. Reinhardt's drama advanced through a series of large visions of the human condition, as successively they assailed a nun who had been lured from her convent by the Prince of this World, personified in a fluting cripple. Hollywood's version translates these noble obscurities into terms that the average moviegoer will more restfully recognize—right up to the moment when he falls asleep.

The nun is transformed into a postulant—a snappy little Spanish...

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