The Miracle of the Hills (1959)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western, Melodrama, Message Movie, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Miracle of the Hills is a melodramatic, standard western with two ostensible "enemies" that fuel the plot: a decent town preacher, Scott Macauley (Rex Reason) and an "indecent" former prostitute, Kate Peacock (Betty Lou Gerson). The preacher is on his way to cleaning up his parish and the town but comes up against Peacock, who now owns the main source of employment in the town, a coal mine. In revenge for the way she was treated in the old days, she lords it over the town and her workers. Just as the preacher is mediating the best he can between Peacock and the rest of the community, three young boys get trapped in the mine. (Jay North, just before his Dennis the Menace fame on American TV, plays one of them). Sure enough, it is a potential disaster that galvanizes everyone and erases past battle lines.

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bad-guy, child, cowboy, good-guy, rescue, mine, town

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Low Budget