The Bishop's Wife

DVD - 2001
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Bishop's Wife
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.


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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.

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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