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After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs ... See full summary »
The play, "Bless You Sister" by John Meehan & Robert Riskin opened in New York on 26 December 1927 and closed in January 1928 after 28 performances. The opening night cast included George Alison, Robert Ames, Charles Bickford, Alice Brady, Dennis Gurney and George Lessey.
The cops are screwy. It's a plain case of suicide.
Florence: Hornsby, did you have anything to do with this?
Hornsby: Me? Why, I haven't seen Welford in over a week. I suppose they'll be a couple of dicks around to see us.
As Florence starts chasing members of the congregation out of the church at the beginning of the film, members of the choir can be seen getting up and walking forward in the direction of the isle (note the young blond woman in the black dress who is first in line). When the scene cuts to a close-up on Florence moving down the isle, we see the choir members still seated in their places. They then get up and file out in the same direction as in the previous shot.
"The Miracle Woman" is offered as a rebuke to anyone who, under the cloak of Religion, seeks to sell for gold, God's choicest gift to Humanity ---- FAITH.
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