This much-loved movie thoughtfully recreates the 1917 events that brought hope and new religious fervor to a war-ravaged world. Three peasant youths see a vision: a woman in a cloud of light offering words of faith and prophecy. They face skepticism and torture - but are soon embraced by faithful masses drawn by the promise of a miracle. Director John Brahm skillfully balances simplicity and spectacle, all powerfully supported by Max Steiner's Oscar nominated score. As the The York Journal-American observed, the movie "lights up the screen like a ray of sunshine."