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Come to the Stable (1949)

Passed  |   |  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 including a struggling artist, a popular composer, and a renowned racketeer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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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

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: [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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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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Exceptionally pleasant outing, nearly the best of the religious-themed pictures in the post-WWII era...
6 December 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"An irresistible force has been let loose in New England" as two nuns travel across what appears to be desolate country by foot, coming upon a stable in the clearing...true, they're in Bethlehem, but it's Bethlehem, New York! The stable is being rented by a dotty artist who specializes in religious paintings, and the sisters have been drawn there by a picture-postcard with the hopes of spearheading development in that area for a children's hospital. Skillful sentiment walks a nimble line between heartfelt religiosity and treacle. The nuns (Loretta Young and Celeste Holm, both Oscar-nominated) lack just two things in their quest--land and money--and the ways in which they acquire these necessities will warm even the grumpiest of viewers (they melt the heart of Thomas Gomez's surly racketeer--luckily for the sisters, he's a Catholic!). No weighty or ponderous agendas here, just simple, old-fashioned entertainment. Beautifully photographed by Oscar-nominated Joseph LaShelle, with a music direction by Lionel Newman that tugs at the tear ducts. *** from ****


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