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Come to the Stable (1949)

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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 <>

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 21, 1950 with Loretta Young and Hugh Marlowe reprising their film roles. See more »


When the nuns first leave the train station with Anthony in the jeep, the jeep has chains on the rear wheels. When they arrive at Mrs. Potts house, the chains are gone. See more »


Robert Masen: [after returning home from his trip, noticing that there are now some extra nuns that have arrived in his absence] But who's that nun?
Anthony James: Don't know, boss. All the nuns look alike to me.
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Faith and determination can move mountains
26 November 2001 | by (Federal Way, Wa) – See all my reviews

"Come to the Stable" is a charmingly entertaining tale of two French nuns attempting to establish a children's hospital through their faith in God and their fellow man. This story, set in the post-WWII New England,is not a Christmas movie per se but it does embody the spirit of the season. Loretta Young and Celeste Holm are wonderful as the nuns - Loretta as the feisty Sister Margaret and Celeste as Sister Scholastica with the unshakeable faith. Elsa Lanchester is yet again exceptional, this time in her role as the reluctant aide to the nuns. Hugh Marlowe is wonderful as the harried and frustrated songwriter/neighbor.

This movie is about determination and faith and accomplishing the improbable. Sit back and allow this magnificent cast to entertain you. The experience will be well worth it.

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