Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A play by Paul Gavault and Robert Charvay was the source for L'Enfant du Miracle (Miracle Child). In order to inherit a fortune, widow Blanche Montel must produce the child she claims to have had by her late husband. Of course, there is no such child, but that doesn't stop Montel from seeking out a likely candidate for fatherhood. With ten months to spare, our heroine tries her best to get pregnant, but it's not as easy as she thought. Meanwhile, the village clerk keeps a diligent watch on Montel so that she won't skip town -- and her unpaid debts -- without delivering the requisite baby. The music in L'Enfant du Miracle was composed by director Jean Renoir.