The Miracle Man (1932)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A San Francisco gangster hot foots it out of town to cool down after his crime boss is suddenly killed. He ends up in a little coastal town where he begins devising one of the nastiest little con games around. It seems there is a faith healer in town with the ability to help the crippled walk again. The crook's plan is to use a contortionist pretending to be a cripple to convince people that the healer is for real. He will then further exploit the healer by having him broadcast live over the radio. Unfortunately, the gangster and his men didn't count on the fact that the healer is the real deal. As they all get to know him, real miracles occur, and the gangsters suddenly find themselves using their loot to build the town a brand new chapel.

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bad-guy-turns-good, building, business, chapel, China, coast, con/scam, death, faith, faith-healing, gangster, handicap, healing, hidden, hideout, hope, invalid, leader, loot, miracle, owner, plans, radio, reform [improve], religion, scheme, thug, town, walking, man, power, silence