Miracle in the Rain

Directed By: Ben Hecht Rudolph Mate Starring: Jane Wyman Van Johnson

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Ruth is a mousy secretary in 1942 New York, caring for her invalid mother when not at her workaday job. Arthur is an affable but lonely PFC from Tennessee, on leave while waiting to be sent into battle overseas. They meet in a rainstorm. Get out your handkerchiefs for Miracle in the Rain, starring Jane Wyman and Van Johnson as strangers who meet, fall in love and make plans never to part when he returns from the front. The film beguiles with vignettes of bustling World War II New York. And like A Guy Named Joe, it shines with its sense that those we hold close to our hearts are always with us. "Love never dies," Arthur will say.


Studio Warner
SKU 203380384
UPC 085391107446
UPC 14 00085391107446
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Love Affairs
New York City
Editors Note
Note Private Arthur Hugenon (Van Johnson) and the lonely Ruth Wood (Jane Wyman) meet in a rain-soaked New York City during World War II in MIRACLE IN THE RAIN. The two quickly begin a passionate affair but events conspire to keep them apart as their tale unravels, leading to some desperately sad and emotional scenes.
Ben Hecht
Rudolph Mate
Jane Wyman
Van Johnson
Cast & Crew
Ben Hecht - Writer
Frank P. Rosenberg - Producer
Franz Waxman, et. al. - Original Music By
Fred Clark - Actor
Jane Wyman - Actor
Leo K. Kuter - Art Director
Peggie Castle - Actor
Rudolph Mate - Director
Russell Metty - Cinematographer
Thomas Reilly - Editor
Van Johnson - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1956
Catalog ID 110744
UPC 00085391107446
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
ReviewSource The SF, Horror and Fantasy Film Review
Review As a banally sudsy romance this is passable. Its on-screen superfluousness is nicely contrasted with some of the more downbeaten realities of the day - for example the heroine lives in a tenement house, and even director Rudolph Mate's shooting on the streets would have seemed quite radical a move after the artificial exteriors that became the norm for 1930s melodramas. Jane Wyman has a sweet plainness and Van Johnson plays with a dizzyily defiant optimism...Scriptwriter/novelist Ben Hecht also wrote the stomach-churningly pious The Miracle of the Bells (1948), which also featured a central character's coming to acceptance with Catholicism.
Reviewer Richard Scheib
ReviewRating 7
DVD, English, Subtitled
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Video Format DVD

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