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Alexander Korda

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

This inspired comic fantasy follows a draper’s assistant who’s granted amazing powers.

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UK 1936
Dir Lothar Mendes
With Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman
82min
35mm
Certificate U

Producer Alexander Korda and writer HG Wells continued their collaboration with this inspired comic fantasy, in which Roland Young revels in the role of a draper’s assistant granted the power to perform miraculous acts. His determination to use his powers for good leads to an exploration of class politics, but the madcap situations and inspired effects inject plenty of entertainment into the proceedings.

+ Fox Hunt
UK 1936. 8 min
Britain’s first Technicolor animation.


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