Sunday, March 2, 2014

H. G. Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the 1936 British science fiction fantasy  comedy motion picture The Man Who Could Work Miracles.

The Man Who Could Work Miracles is a greatly expanded version of H.G. Wells’ story of the same name. It was the final adaptation of one of Wells' works to be produced during his lifetime.

In The Man Who Could Work Miracles, three angels decide to experiment. They give  a haberdasher's assistant named George Fotheringay (Roland Young), almost unlimited powers. He enters the Long Dragon Pub and begins arguing with his friends about miracles and the impossibility of them, and during this argument he inadvertently causes a miracle; he causes an oil lamp to turn upside down, without anyone touching it and with the flame burning steadily downwards rather than righting itself. He soon runs out of willpower and is thrown out of the pub for spilling oil on the floor and causing a commotion.

H. G. Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936) is available on DVD from Amazon books in the United States and the United Kingdom.

H. G. Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
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