The Man Who Could Work Miracles DVD

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Based on the book by the father of Sci-Fi, H.G. Wells (War of the Worlds, The Time Machine), The Man Who Could Work Miracles is co-scripted by Wells and Lajos Biro (The Last Command), directed by Lothar Mendes (The Four Feathers, If I Had A Million) and produced by Alexander Korda (The Third Man). A charming blend of escapism, romance, philosophy and impressive visual effects, it is hard to believe that this family film was made in 1936.

Three celestial beings ponder what Man would do if he could work miracles. To settle the debate they decide to give some 'ordinary little fellow' this power to see what he will do with it. Fotheringay (Roland Young, The Philadelphia Story), a draper's assistant, is assigned miraculous powers, though he's not sure what to do with them. After his initial excitement at the amazing tricks he can perform, he soon tires of the selfish responses from those around him and, taking on the mantle of responsibility, he summons the world's leaders and asks for peace. Their request for more time is provided, rather literally, when Fotheringay commands the earth to stand still and the Gods have to step in to redress the balance...

Young leads an impressive cast that also includes Ralph Richardson (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, The Heiress), Edward Chapman (The Magic Box, The Citadel), and Joan Gardner (The Private Life of Don Juan)., Based on the book by the father of Sci-Fi, H.G. Wells (War of the Worlds, The Time Machine), The Man Who Could Work Miracles is co-scripted by Wells and Lajos Biro (The Last Command), directed by Lothar Mendes (The Four Feathers, If I Had A Million) and produced by Alexander Korda (The Third Man). A charming blend of escapism, romance, philosophy and impressive visual effects, it is hard to believe that this family film was made in 1936.

Three celestial beings ponder what Man would do if he could work miracles. To settle the debate they decide to give some 'ordinary little fellow' this power to see what he will do with it. Fotheringay (Roland Young, The Philadelphia Story), a draper's assistant, is assigned miraculous powers, though he's not sure what to do with them. After his initial excitement at the amazing tricks he can perform, he soon tires of the selfish responses from those around him and, taking on the mantle of responsibility, he summons the world's leaders and asks for peace. Their request for more time is provided, rather literally, when Fotheringay commands the earth to stand still and the Gods have to step in to redress the balance...

Young leads an impressive cast that also includes Ralph Richardson (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, The Heiress), Edward Chapman (The Magic Box, The Citadel), and Joan Gardner (The Private Life of Don Juan).

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Product Details

Actor:
  • Edward Chapman,
  • Ralph Richardson,
  • Roland Young
Director:
  • Lothar Mendes
Region:
  • 2
Aspect Ratio:
  • 4:3
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • English
Certificate:
  • U

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