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The Bishop's Wife

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Bishop's Wife
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Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's negelected wife becomes infatuated with him.
Title: The bishop's wife
[DVD]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., c2001.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
Based on the novel by Robert Nathan.
Summary: Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's negelected wife becomes infatuated with him.
Local Note: 1 2 6 7 9 10 14 15
ISBN: 0792849140
9780792849148
Statement of Responsibility: RKO Radio Pictures Inc., Samuel Goldwyn presents ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood and Leonardo Bercovici ; directed by Henry Koster
Credits: Director of photography, Gregg Toland ; art directors, Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins ; editor, Monica Collingwood ; music, Hugo Friedhofer ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff.
Performers: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester.
System Details: DVD, full-frame presentation; Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono.
Other Language: English, French, or Spanish language with subtitles available in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Angels Drama. Bishops' spouses Drama. Bishops Drama. Christmas films. Comedy films. Feature films. Films for the hearing impaired. DVDs.
Topical Term: Angels
Bishops' spouses
Bishops
Christmas films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
DVDs.
Publisher No: 1001581
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Feb 09, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An entertaining film with really top notch acting by Grant, Niven, Loretta Young, even Monty Woolley's cameo appearance was most succinct. Inspirational as well. If you enjoyed this, and have never seen the original "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" with Robert Montgomery (Elizabeth Montgomery's father, although many may be unfamiliar with her if somewhat young), as well as the Mr. Belvedere trilogy ("Mr. Belvedere Goes to College" [w/Shirley Temple grown up], "Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell" and "Sitting Pretty"), all great movies, and if interested in today's paranormal romance, do try to see the original "Bell, Book and Candle" with Kim Novak, Jimmy Stewart, Hermine Gingold, Jack Lemmon and a comically brilliant performance by Kovacs!

Jan 20, 2013
  • charmed04 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's good to see that there's a whole new generation getting to see this fabulous movie. Take the time folks you will not regret it.

Jan 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A warm, feel-good film, capturing some wonderfully innocent and beautiful pastimes. How can you not get nostalgic watching children of the '40s transfixed on a Christmas window display? Dudley's (Grant's) message was simple, yet one that's sadly too often rushed past in this hectic modern-day life. Make time to "listen to a children's choir"; break your scheduled routine to spontaneously "go ice skating"... Smell the roses. Simple pleasures are real ones. Brilliant concept. Great film.

An interesting movie, somewhat in the theme of "It's a Wonderful Life": know and be happy with what you've got. Set at Christmas, but otherwise not much of a Christmas theme. Grant does a terrific job of acting as a happy angel. Niven plays a reserved character, but possibly too reserved: we don't get to see much of the frustration of competing objectives. Interesting to see the 1947 versions of special effects: the "skaters" (particularly Dudley) are fairly obviously not the same actors, even though we only see them at a distance.

Mar 14, 2011
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good movie, often played at Xmas time starring Grant & Niven.

Sep 06, 2010
  • darkorion98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite movies now to watch at Christmas. First time I saw it was last year 2009 and I thought it was really good. I recommended it and yes view it in the B&W not colored

Nov 25, 2009
  • waterthrush rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is becoming my all time favorite Christmas movie!

Dec 10, 2007
  • AnamCara rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is another classic. It also must be viewed in the black and white version. The remake didn't send the same message. No one can beat Sylvester's ice skating ;)

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Jan 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Prof. Wutheridge: "When you want to know about a woman, ask the old men. They know."

Jan 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Prof. Wutheridge: "You know, for quite a while now, every time I pass the cemetery, I feel as though I were apartment hunting!"

Jan 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sylvester: "The main trouble is there are too many people who don't know where they're going and they want to get there too fast!"

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