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Miracle in Soho (1957)

The story of the inhabitants of a small Soho street, especially of the romance between a womanising asphalt layer and the daughter of an Italian family who are about to emigrate to Canada.

Emeric Pressburger’s screenwriting outings in Britain without Michael Powell were few and far between, and this dour little drama might go some way to explaining why. Pressburger’s script aims for the sort of semi-documentary tone that had become fashionable at the time, but this romance needed a little local colour to buck it up, not grey sociological pronouncements.

Christopher Challis’s grim images of Soho have a certain historical value, but, amid a plethora of dodgy accents, neither John Gregson nor Belinda Lee even comes close to convincing.

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Michael Morgan
John Gregson
Julia Gozzi
Belinda Lee
Sam Bishop
Cyril Cusack
Mafalda Gozzi
Rosalie Crutchley
Papa Gozzi
Peter Illing
Mama Gozzi
Marie Burke
Filippo Gozzi
Ian Bannen
Johnny
Brian Bedford
Gwladys
Barbara Archer
Tom Nichols
John Cairney
Steve
Lane Meddick
Maggie
Billie Whitelaw
Potter
Julian Somers
Ernie
Harry Brunning
Old Bill
Douglas Ives
Sid, foreman
George A. Cooper
Mr Svoboda
Cyril Shaps
Delia
Junia Crawford
Mrs Coleman
Betty Shale
Karl
Richard Marner
Michael
Michael Collins
Dolores
Lucia Guillon
Buddy Brown
Gordon Humphris

Director
Julian Amyes