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The White Sister (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 14 April 1933 (USA)
A young woman falls in love with a dashing officer, but becomes a nun when she believes him to be killed in battle.

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(screen play), (based upon the novel) (as F. Marion Crawford) | 1 more credit »
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Angela, the daughter of Prince Chiaromonte, is set to marry Ernesto Traversi, a dull banker, when she unexpectedly meets dashing Lt. Giovanni Severi at carnival time. Angela and Giovanni begin meeting in secret and soon fall in love. She informs her father that she won't be going through with the wedding to Ernesto and wants to marry Giovanni instead. But Angela's marriage to Giovanni is put on hold, first by the untimely death of her disapproving father and then by the outbreak of war. When it appears that Giovanni has been killed in battle, Angela vows never to marry and becomes a nun, dedicating her life in service to God. Meanwhile Giovanni recuperates behind enemy lines with his only thought being to find a way home to Angela. Written by Jimmy L.

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1.37 : 1
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Sarah Padden is in casting call lists for the role of "Frau Elsatz," but she was not seen n the movie. Pre-production items in "Film Daily" and "The Hollywood Reporter" list Sidney Toler and Sidney Blackmer as cast members, but they were not seen in the movie either. See more »

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what happens when you give good actors lousy material
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Uggh! Apart from the wonderful acting of Helen Hayes and Clark Gable, this is a very silly and forgettable romance. Clark plays a young soldier than falls for a princess. They know that their love is doomed due to the difference in their social status, but despite everything their love seems unavoidable. Later, when she thinks Gable dies, she drops everything to become a,....NUN!!! Then, when Gable returns it is too late,...she's married to God and cannot renounce her vows (though exactly WHY I couldn't figure out). If you haven't guessed, the plot just seems really hokey and silly. And, unfortunately, it is just that and nothing more. I only recommend it for fans of Hollywood's Golden Age and Clark Gable. All others, I'm afraid, will see it and be turned off older movies and that would be a shame.

By the way, this is a remake of a silent film which starred Lillian Gish and Ronald Coleman. In many ways, the film was better than this 1933 remake and the old fashioned plot seems more suited for a silent.


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