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Come to the Stable (1949)

 -  Drama  -  September 1949 (USA)
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England 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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Anthony James
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England 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 composer, 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 April 3, 1950 with Loretta Young and Hugh Marlowe reprising their film roles. 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 »

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Robert Masen: I seem to recall the city wanting to build a playground in your neighborhood. And the moment you heard about it, you went around ringing doorbells, trying to get people to sign a petition against it.
Al Newman: Yeah, but... well, that was different.
Robert Masen: Different, yeah, because it happened to *you*.
Mr. Buzz Thompson-Cooper: It is rather a bit different, Bob. One must consider the humanitarian aspects, mustn't one?
Robert Masen: One must, and I have. Look, supposing you'd worked all your life, hoping some day to be able to build a place in the ...
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Through a Long and Sleepless Night
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Dorothy Patrick (dubbed by Eileen Wilson) (uncredited) and by Hugh Marlowe (dubbed by Ken Darby) (uncredited)
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Beautiful poignant story, in the vein of Bells of St. Marys.
10 February 2001 | by (Grosse Pointe Park, MI) – See all my reviews

"Come to the Stable" is a beautiful, sentimental movie, in the vein of "Bells of St. Marys" and "Going My Way." I saw it many years ago before buying the video and seeing it again. Loretta Young, unquestionably one of the great actresses of all time, is outstanding as a dedicated nun. So is Celeste Holm. It is easy to see why they were nominated for oscars. The picture itself received (I believe) six nominations.

The picture has you pulling for these dedicated nuns to accomplish their task. As with movies of this era, of course they do.

It is well worth watching.


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