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Come to the Stable (1949)

Passed | | Drama | September 1949 (USA)
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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Laughs To Make Your Heart Ring Out With Joy !

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The character of the music critic Al Newman, played by Louis Jean Heydt, is named after Alfred Newman, long the head of 20th Century-Fox's music department, who also co-wrote the song "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" for this film. 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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in A Hollywood Christmas (1996) See more »

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My Bolero
Written by Jimmy Kennedy & Nat Simon
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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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