The Miracle of the Bells

Synopsis: 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 ...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Irving Pichel
Production: RKO Pictures
120 min






Come one yeah yeah



You mr. Dunnigan yeah I'm Nicola how do

you deal better on the loan huh

hurry up there we haven't got all day




Are you the husband of the deceased back

there no I'm just a friend I see they're

quite surprised and I got your telegram

from Hollywood yes never had a client

from Hollywood before thought I knew

every family in coal town just cope hmm

never heard of him huh no family in coal

town by that name tress Kovner willing

to betcha auger tress Goldner was her

professional name I see

she was an actress

you don't say

used to live in coldtown huh what's her

real name Tolga Truckee

what you mean stand Rocky's kid he was a

coal miner

Stan Sharkey was no miner he was on lush

I gave him a first class hundred dollar

funeral his kid I'll go arrange for it

in person deadbeats both of them never

paid me boy are you starving it's four

years since I buried her drunken par for

nothing and I ain't burying any more

deadbeats until they pay up you mean

right now

I've waited four years it was a $90

funeral not a hundred she told me she

paid you 10 that leaves 80 give me $20

no no what about the extras the flowers

for the grave and pallbearers at 2 bucks

apiece out of my own pocket I'm a

respectable businessman mr. Dunnigan I

never cheated nobody in my life and when

I say a hundred bucks it's a hundred


my mistake mr. Olaf not noticing your

fine qualities

people think dying is cheap but let me

tell you what's the Dunnigan that it

costs more to be buried than to be born

yes sir when you figure all the

incidental up I was only saying you've

said enough.


You'll be home soon kid why anyone would

want to come back to this flea-bitten

end of the world I don't know but that's

what you wanted so you're here

that's all I can do for you ride with

you tell you what I love you that's

what's driving me crazy but I waited

till now to tell you but I've got to see

it now I love you baby I love him I

guess I loved you the first time I saw

your face show business is full of

beautiful faces and I'd seen them all

but I never saw one like yours baby

never liked yours


You what's your name

I'll get this corner ok Olga the first

rule of dancing a girl has to stay on

our feet okay get back in line

try it again give my pickup Freddie what

we open in four days all right so it's a

very nice show so what they pay to see

you don't think I look I'm not asking

you to act I'm not asking you to sing

good only loud there's only one thing I

ask you like a brother I ask you give me

this this is all right one not one two

three yeah okay have you got it

have you got it all right fine again

give him a pick up Freddie


You're breaking my heart

look miss I have a time for beginners

step out of the line please come back

when you've learned something western

please no will do without you step out

please let me try again

I learned I will I'll stay after

rehearsal please give me another chance

nah no can do I haven't the time please

go on Tommy give the kid a break who's

that Dunnigan Oh Tommy

what are you doing slumming hi a big boy

I saw your name on science pot maybe I

could buy you a drink you buy me a drink

I owe you a million the world's greatest

press agent meet the world's worst

chorus girl okay ladies take a half hour

well Freddie Evans didn't it all right

nice to see you Freddie

they taught me give me a favor would you

do your favor

should I just mention it but buddy work

with that new kid you can have her

dancing like Pablo in an hour

well listen bill that kid's got two left

feet oh come on what do you care she's a

nice girl

oh you know her huh I've never seen him

before I just like her face and she

needs the job come on give her a break

okay that's your pleasure hey pretty you

take her and work with her I'll be back

in a half hour you'll be able to show me

that pivot or else I will Thanks and

thank you so much mr. Mr. Dunnigan you.

SAP bill Dunnigan never mind the thanks

just get that pivot I will mr. Tanika

come on Big Boy

it's like old times.


That's where it began and this is where

it ends

your hormone


Take that chair there please hello Eddie

this mr. Olaf I'm back from medical

anybody been trying to get me you don't

have to use that tone of voice

mr. Dunnigan as I told you I was stung

once on the truck keys and I don't want

to be stoned again no hard feelings I

hope no hard feelings just honest

business that's fine

okay the job will cost you 150 bucks

hundred and fifty that includes

transportation from the train to coal

town of course one-eighth included is

pallbearers in case you want them you

don't have to happen you understand that

I want them then you'll need six that's

two dollars a piece

could you get some of her father's

friend stack as pallbearers or some

people who knew her you mean free no


now look Stan rocky was a sweet guy I'm

sure he must have had some friends would

be glad to do it

you think I'm trying to shake you down

huh all right I'll introduce you to some

of his friends come on you'll see if you

can get him free come on you'll see I


Want to ask you a question in front of

this gentleman I just want to ask if any

of you remember Stan Kroenke stand yeah

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Russell Janney

Russell Janney (April 14, 1884 – July 14, 1963) was a theatrical producer and author. He is best known for his 1946 best-selling book and first novel, The Miracle of the Bells, which was made into a film of the same name in 1948. He also produced and co-authored the 1925 musical The Vagabond King, working with Brian Hooker and composer Rudolf Friml. Janney also produced other plays including Marjolaine (1922) (based on Pomander Walk by Louis N. Parker), White Eagle (1927) (based on Edwin Milton Royle's The Squaw Man), June Love, Ballyhoo (1927), and an adaption of The O'Flynn (1934) by Justin Huntly McCarthy. His second novel, So Long As Love Remembers, was published in 1953, and the short novel Curtain Call followed in 1957.Janney was born in Wilmington, Ohio and graduated from Yale University in 1906. While at college, he put on plays for his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. He died of natural causes at his apartment in New York City on July 14, 1963.Janney also served as a juror in a high-profile 1949 trial, one of the Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders.Janney married Edith Hulda Cramer in 1907; they later divorced. Their son William Janney was a film actor in the 1930s. more…

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