Miracle of Marcelino (Restored 1955 Version)

DVD Release: July 27, 2004
Miracle of Marcelino (Restored 1955 Version)
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

VCI is very pleased to present this special classic motion picture in a new digitally mastered version. A Grand Prize Award winner at the International Cannes Film Festival and a heartwarming film, “Marcelino Pan Y Vino,” is about a little orphan boy who causes a miracle. Left on the doorstep of a monastery as an infant, Marcelino was raised by the Monks. He was well cared for but lonely and missed having a mother. One day the boy finds a special friend in the forbidden attic… hanging on a cross, a friend that would repay Marcelino’s kindness by granting him one heart-felt wish.

Dove Review

This is a wonderful movie which will move almost any viewer in some way! In fact, this version from 1955 is superior in my opinion to the remake of the early nineties. We get to really know Marcelino in this version, including his mischievous ways but his caring and compassion too for those he comes in contact with. The late Pablito Calvo does an excellent job as the young man who sees a statue of Jesus on the cross upstairs at the monastery, where he is not supposed to go, and a miracle occurs when he takes the statue bread to eat because, as Marcelino tells him, “You look hungry.”

The film is sweeping in its cinematography and story-telling from the time the young baby is found by the monks to the end of the film, which features Marcelino’s unique exit. This is an enjoyable watch with some fun-filled moments which include Marcelino’s little pranks, such as leaving a little boat in the holy water. We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. See this one soon and get ready for a miracle!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: A few people are called "Fool"; an angry man calls a monk "of the devil".
Violence: A father yells at his son and slaps him; a boy is bitten by a scorpion and cries and becomes sick but survives; a boy hits an evil man with a pebble; a boy takes an apple which causes the rest to fall and a bit of chaos takes place in the marketplace as other market displays crash and fall.
Drugs: Wine is served and mentioned.
Nudity: None
Other: A death occurs; a boy steals an apple to eat; talk of confession to a priest; a comment that all mothers go to heaven; a child is told a big man will take the boy away if he goes upstairs but another man corrects the man for telling that to the boy.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: VCI Entertainment
Writer: Jose Maria Sanchez Silva
Director: Ladislao Vajda
Producer: Vincente Sempere
Genre: Religion
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Pablito Calvo, Rafael Rivelles, Juan Calvo, Antonio Vico, Jose Nieto, Juanjo Menendez, Fernando Rey, Mariano Azana, Carmen Carbonell, Carlota Bilbao, Rafael Luis Calvo, Francisco Arenzana, Anotonio Ferrandis, Francisco Bernal, Rosita Valero