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The Bishop's Wife (1947)

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Starring (View all)
Cary Grant Cary Grant
Dudley
Loretta Young Loretta Young
Julia Brougham
David Niven David Niven
Henry Brougham
Monty Woolley Monty Woolley
Professor Wutheridge
James Gleason James Gleason
Sylvester
Gladys Cooper Gladys Cooper
Mrs. Hamilton
Elsa Lanchester Elsa Lanchester
Matilda
Sara Haden Sara Haden
Mildred Cassaway


Written by (View all)
Robert E. Sherwood Robert E. Sherwood
(screenplay) and
Leonardo Bercovici Leonardo Bercovici
(screenplay)


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The Bishop's Wife

2 years, 9 months ago at Feb 28 2:51
The Bishop’s Wife is a perfectly fine excuse to spend 105 minutes with Cary Grant and Loretta Young, but there’s a general sense of heavy sentiment that makes the whole thing so sweet that it threatens to drill holes in your teeth the longer it goes on. It’s kind of gentle, old-fashioned movie-making that makes modern viewers frequently roll their eyes, and I can’t blame them. It’s so wh... read more
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A Christmas perennial from 1947, this comedy/fantasy stars Cary Grant as Dudley, an undercover angelic visitor who works his heavenly magic on an Episcopalian bishop (David Niven) who is struggling to raise money for a new church, and who has grown distant from his wife (Loretta Young). By the time the angel reveals himself, the bishop is humbled and has learned more about himself and true devotion.
Release date: 16 February 1948
UPC: 026359065828
Tags: Comedy (9), Romance (9), Drama (8), Christmas (6), Religion (4), Angel (4), 1947 (4), Cary Grant (4), 1940s (4), Innocence (3), Heaven (3), Relationships (3), Fantasy (3), Myth/religion (2), Masculine/feminine (2), Clergy (2), Devils (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Church (2), Taxi (2)
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JxSxPx posted a review 2 years, 9 months ago

The Bishop's Wife

“The Bishop’s Wife is a perfectly fine excuse to spend 105 minutes with Cary Grant and Loretta Young, but there’s a general sense of heavy sentiment that makes the whole thing so sweet that it threatens to drill holes in your teeth the longer it goes on. It’s kind of gentle, old-fashioned movie-making that makes modern viewers frequently roll their eyes, and I can’t blame them. It’s so wholesome as to be anemic.   A religious fantasy about an angel (Cary Grant, who else?) coming down to help a bishop (David Niven) and his wife (Loretta Young) in their marital and financial difficulties. For such a simple story, the production is the kind of nightmare that would lead one to believe The Bishop’s Wife would be a bloated mess, but it’s not. Despite the numerous setbacks, none o” read more

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