Miracles for Sale

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Miracles for Sale is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Tod Browning, and starring Robert Young and Florence Rice. It was Browning's final film as a director. The film is based on a locked-room mystery novel by well-known mystery writer Clayton... read more

Miracles for Sale is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Tod Browning, and starring Robert Young and Florence Rice. It was Browning's final film as a director. The film is based on a locked-room mystery novel by well-known mystery writer Clayton Rawson, Death From a Top Hat, which was the first to feature his series detective The Great Merlini. In this film, Merlini's character has been changed into Michael Morgan (The Amazing Morgan) as portrayed by Robert Young. Don Diavolo, another series character in Rawson's work under his pseudonym, Stuart Towne, appears here as "Dave Duvallo".

Original Release

08/10/1939

US Release

08/10/1939

Cast

Robert Young Michael Morgan
Florence Rice Judy Barclay
Frank Craven Dad Morgan
Henry Hull Dave Duvallo
Lee Bowman La Claire
Cliff Clark Inspector Gavigan / Inspector Marty Gavigan
Astrid Allwyn Mrs. Zelma La Claire
Walter Kingsford Colonel Watrous
Frederick Worlock Dr. Sabbatt / Dr. Cesar Sabbatt
Gloria Holden Madame Rapport
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tod Browning

Writers

Clayton Rawson, Harry Ruskin, Marion Parsonnet, James Edward Grant

Cast

Robert Young Michael Morgan
Florence Rice Judy Barclay
Frank Craven Dad Morgan
Henry Hull Dave Duvallo
Lee Bowman La Claire
Cliff Clark Inspector Gavigan / Inspector Marty Gavigan
Astrid Allwyn Mrs. Zelma La Claire
Walter Kingsford Colonel Watrous
Frederick Worlock Dr. Sabbatt / Dr. Cesar Sabbatt
Gloria Holden Madame Rapport
William Demarest Quinn
Harold Minjir Tauro
Eddie Acuff Second Taxi Driver
William Bailey Spectator in Theatre Box
Margaret Bert Mary W. Hotchkinson
Truman Bradley Nightclub Master of Ceremonies
Ralph Brooks Nightclub Patron
Chester Clute Waiter with Sugar
John Davidson Weird Voice (voice) / Weird Voice
John Webb Dillion Magic Show Audience Volunteer

Producers

J.J. Cohn Producer

Editors

Fredrick Y. Smith

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