The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
USD 5.77
Title:      The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
VideoID:      11
ASIN:      B000E1MXTG
Directors:      John Brahm
Actors:      Angela Clarke, Gilbert Roland, Frank Silvera, Sherry Jackson
Publication date:      2006-04-04
Studio:      Warner Home Video
Region:      1 (Canada and U.S)
Number of Discs:      1
Run Time:      102
Format:      Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:      Product Description
Miracle of Our Lady Fatima (DVD)
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima tells the story--through an admittedly Hollywood prism--of one of the most beloved Catholic legends of the 20th century. Three young shepherd children in the remote Portuguese mountain town Fatima reported seeing a vision in 1917 of "a beautiful lady" who spoke to them of strife, war and peace and the love of Jesus. Soon the word spread, and throngs, teetering on mobs, gathered near the site for a glimpse of what they believed to be Mary, mother of Jesus. The children remained steadfast in their account, despite threats from the church and the government, and the final appearance of the lady, on Oct. 13, 1917, was accompanied by strange apparitions in the sky that have yet to be explained by science. The movie is well-made and -acted, especially by a radiant Susan Whitney, who plays the oldest child, Lúcia Abóbora dos Santos. The screenplay takes some liberties with the facts: the lovable jokester-sidekick character of Hugo is fictitious, and one wonders if perhaps a few of Our Lady's cautions about the multitude of evil things happening in 1917 Russia might have been heard through a Cold War filter. But the 1952 film is moving and is a reminder that big studios once routinely, and profitably, released religious-themed movies, to audiences who surely would appreciate some of the same today. --A.T. Hurley
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