1940'sChristmas Movies A to Z

The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Movie Summary

Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to release the film, he asks all the local churches to ring their bells for three days.

The Miracle of the Bells was originally released in theaters March 16, 1948.

Where can I watch The Miracle of the Bells online?

The Miracle of the Bells is not currently available to stream online.

Is The Miracle of the Bells available to buy on DVD?

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When will The Miracle of the Bells air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week (has not aired on TV since 2020)

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the TCM Christmas Classics schedule.

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Cast Includes

Alida Valli (Olga), Harold Vermilyea (Orloff), Fred MacMurray (Bill Dunnigan), Lee J. Cobb (Marcus Harris), Veronica Pataky (Anna Klovna), Charles Meredith (Father Spinsky), Frank Sinatra (Father Paul), James Nolan (Tod Jones), Philip Ahn (Ming Gow), Frank Ferguson (Dolan)

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