The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy, Message Movie  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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As a result of a discussion between a trio of gods over the true worthiness of Earth, a retiring British shop assistant is granted miraculous powers in this fantasy based on an H.G. Wells story. Roland Young stars as George McWhirter Fotheringay, whose new powers are virtually limitless; choosing to use them for good, he sets out to create a utopian society. Still, despite a succession of miraculous deeds, George's plans to cure all of the world's ills is met with disbelief. As proof of his power, George wills the earth to stop spinning on its axis, which results in its citizens flying off the planet into space. Because George is indestructible, he is able to shout out his last wish, which restores the world--and George himself--back to normal.

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divine-intervention, God, power, clerk, magic, miracle, supernatural, Utopia, wish, wish-fulfillment, department-store, palace