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Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | September 1949 (USA)
Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small Connecticut town with a plan to build a children's hospital. They enlist the help of several colorful characters in achieving their dream ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small Connecticut town with a plan to build a children's hospital. They enlist the help of several colorful characters in achieving their dream including a struggling artist, a popular songwriter, and a renowned racketeer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Laughs To Make Your Heart Ring Out With Joy !

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 24, 1952 with Loretta Young again reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

In asking the bishop to let them stay on after purchasing the building, Sister Margaret tells him they have $301.25 on hand. But they had had to give Mr. Jarman, the real estate agent, a $50 deposit, so in fact they would have had only $251.25 remaining. See more »

Quotes

The Bishop: Something tells me that an irresistible force has been let loose in New England.
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Featured in A Hollywood Christmas (1996) See more »

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Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
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Still one of my favorite Christmas movies
15 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess this isn't exactly a Christmas movie but rather a general light religious one, but I've always wound up watching it in December so I think of it as holiday fare.

I like this movie a lot. More than anything else, this is because of Elsa Lanchester's performance as a jittery artist. Even though it's not a huge part, whenever I think of the movie I think of her.

This movie does a solid job of being religious without being insufferably so (as opposed to twaddle like Song of Bernadette). The movie is light and breezy, trading on the charming site of two nuns steamrolling mobsters and doing whatever it takes to reach their goal.

The movie is light and fun and has a lot of charm to it. It has its issues - that long, slow song you're forced to listen to twice, the fact that there appears to be zero need for the hospital the nuns want to build - but it's so pleasantly amusing that you can't be too bothered by that.

All the same, I'm glad neither young nor Holmes won an Oscar, because they are quite unexceptional. Lanchester might have deserved one, but I haven't seen the winner so who knows?


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