Miracle in the Rain is a United States home front during World War II-themed novella by veteran screenwriter Ben Hecht, published in the April 3, 1943 issue of The Saturday Evening Post weekly magazine within six months, issued in booklet form and, thirteen years following four live television productions which reduced the story to plot essentials, was adapted by him into a Warner Bros. feature film released on March 31, 1956. Hecht's 1956 screenplay is directed by Rudolph Maté and stars Jane Wyman as a lonely New York City office worker and Van Johnson as the happy-go-lucky soldier whom she meets during a downpour. Character actress Eileen Heckart, who plays Jane Wyman's office friend, Arte Johnson, who achieved TV fame twelve years on Laugh-In, are seen here in their debut performances on the big screen; the music is by Franz Waxman and the black-and-white cinematography is by Russell Metty. A subplot about the heroine's estranged father, neither in the original story nor in any of the television adaptations, became one of the elements in the embellished screenplay.
The film was produced on location, with several sequences filmed in Central Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Ten months before its release, while appearing as the "Mystery Guest" on the May 22, 1955 episode of CBS' live primetime weekly game show, What's My Line?, Van Johnson mentioned that he was in New York shooting scenes for his new film, Miracle in the Rain. The film earned an estimated $1.4 million in North American rentals during 1956. In 1942, a few months after America's entry into World War II, secretary Ruth Wood lives in Manhattan with her physically and fragile mother, Agnes. Ruth's co-workers at Excelsior Shoe Manufacturing Company are her best friend Grace Ullman and Millie Kranz, an attractive blonde involved in an affair with her married boss, Stephen Jalonik. In the office is Monty, a young shipping clerk classified by the draft as 4-F, who monitors the war's campaigns on a world map pinned to the wall. One evening after work, when a cloudburst forces Ruth and other pedestrians to take shelter in the vestibule of an office building, Arthur Hugenon, a cheerful, talkative G.
I. stationed in surprises the shy Ruth by starting a conversation. When he invites her to dinner, she declines. Undeterred, Art accompanies Ruth home. Agnes, who has distrusted men since her husband Harry left her for another woman ten years earlier, receives Art with little enthusiasm. During the meal, who grew up on a Tennessee farm, captivates Ruth with his stories and afterward entertains them by playing Harry's piano. Upon finding the manuscript of an unfinished melody Harry composed, Art asks permission to take it back to camp, where he and his army buddy Dixie will write lyrics for it; when weekend arrives, Art takes Ruth and Grace to a matinee and, as they afterwards walk to a restaurant, passing an auction, Ruth impulsively bids on an antique Roman coin, which she gives to Art for good luck. While the trio is enjoying dinner at the Café Normandy, Ruth is unaware that the piano player is her father, whom she has not seen since he left Agnes. However, Harry recognizes Ruth and confides to his bartender friend Andy that he has been too ashamed to return to his family.
Ruth tells Art that Agnes tried to kill herself after Harry left and still hopes for his return. Art arrives late for their next Sunday date, but brings the lyrics he and Dixie have written to Harry's music, entitled "I'll Always Believe in You", which he sings together with Ruth; as they go out and walk through Central Park, Ruth voices fears about the war and Art tells her she must have faith. They encounter Sergeant Gil Parker, while he takes snapshots of his new bride, Arlene Witchy, who works as a singer. Gil asks Art to take their picture and offers to photograph Art and Ruth. In private, Gil warns Art that his division will soon be shipped overseas, but Art refuses to believe the rumor. At the lagoon, where children are sailing toy boats, Art recognizes the name of an elderly man, Commodore Eli B. Windgate, nicknamed "Windy", a former yachtsman who owned many of the surrounding buildings before losing his fortune in the Crash of'29. Hoping to be a reporter after the war, Art senses a good story and interviews Windy on the spot.
He goes with Ruth to The New York Times Building and convinces the city editor to let him write it as a human interest story. Instead of taking payment, Art asks to be considered for a reporting job after the war. A couple of days as Ruth waits to meet him for their pre-arranged date, Art arrives late, riding on a truck filled with other soldiers, including Dixie. With only a brief moment remaining before the truck's departure for the port where the troop ship awaits, he asks Ruth to marry him when he returns and, to allay her fears, says he still has the lucky Roman coin. For three months, Ruth receives no letters in return. A special delivery man knocks on the apartment door and hands a letter from a battlefield chaplain informing her that Art died in combat and that his dying wish was that she be told about his love for her. Ruth's tear drops on the letter and, in the following days and weeks, she is inconsolable despite the best efforts of her friends and co-workers. Millie, moved by Ruth's misfortune, feels the need for a fresh and pure start, drops Jalonik as her lover and leaves the firm.
Grace finds Ruth consumed by grief, sitting on a bench in Cen
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