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A 1952 American Drama directed by John Brahm based on true events in 1917 as three children share a vision of Virgin Mary.

The movie stars Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Jay Novello, Richard Hale, Francis Morris, and Susan Whitney.

It was released August 20, 1952.


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  • Patron Saint: The plot is about Mary's visitations in Portugal to Lucia Santos and her cousins, now St. Francisco and Waif Prophet St. Jacinta Marto. Canonized on May 13, 2017, they are the youngest saints other than some of the early Christian martyrs.
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  • Period Piece: Most of the film takes place in 1917.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: The movie has this - based on what Lucia Santos said was an actual conversation with the lady from heaven" - as Lucia realizes the lady means to take her little cousins "to heaven" long before herself:
    Lucia: You're going to take them? You mean they're to
    The Lady: Have not fear for them!
    Lucia: But why must they go, why? What will I do without them? Please, dear lady, don't you see - we've been together since we were babies! They're like my sister and brother. I took care of Jacinta when she was just a little thing. Besides my mother, I love them more than anyone in the world... Forgive me, my lady. I'll do anything Let me suffer for them, and I'll be glad. But don't take them. Don't leave me here alone.
    The Lady: Dear child, I'll be with you always... I will never abandon you. My immaculate heart will be your refuge and the path that leads you to God. note 
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  • Taking the Veil: Lucia Santos has become a nun in the very last scene, where the basilica commemorating her and her cousins' 1917 visions of the Blessed Virgin is opened. The real Lucia did go to a convent school at 13, run by the Dorothean sisters, and later joined their convent; by the time the basilica opened she was 46 and in the enclosed Carmelite order, although she was present at the festival.
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