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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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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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"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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Religion Was Never this Way as "Come to the Stable Shows" ***1/2
22 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loretta Young's beautiful Oscar-nominated performance, as a nun, in the wonderful "Come to the Stable," highlights this beautiful film.

This film deals with a group of nuns who are committed to building a children's hospital and what they must go through to get the necessary approval as well as the funds.

After a very difficult time in procuring money, they attain their goal only to get a thumbs down from the church that feels it has other obligations to attend to.

There is a heart warming performance by Thomas Gomez, as a parishioner who is widowed and has lost his only son to World War 11. Stingy, he finally donates in memory of his son. His remembering of his son was so poignantly done.

Elsa Lancaster and Celeste Holm were each nominated for best supporting actress for their performances. Holm plays a mean game of tennis in one scene.

A beautiful film of the human spirit.


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