The Oracle (1952)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Release Date - Jun 1, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Oracle stars Robert Beatty as a weary British reporter sent on assignment to Ireland. While in a remote village, Beatty hears a man's voice emanating from a deep well. The voice turns out to be a modern-day oracle, gifted with the ability to foresee the future. Needless to say, the once-sleepy village becomes a hub of activity for fortune seekers, speculators and all-around gawkers. A lesser comedy of the Ealing school (though not from the Ealing studios), The Oracle was released to the US as The Horse's Mouth (not to be confused with the 1959 Alec Guinness vehicle of the same name).



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