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Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | September 1949 (USA)
Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small Connecticut 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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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small Connecticut 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 songwriter, 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 March 24, 1952 with Loretta Young again reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

With snow on the ground, when sisters appear at the hill at 6:30 AM on which they wish to build their children's hospital, and at various times at the song-writer's home, it is light, rather than dark at that hour as it would be in winter. See more »

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The Bishop: Something tells me that an irresistible force has been let loose in New England.
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Featured in A Hollywood Christmas (1996) See more »

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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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Good Christmas fare appealingly presented
10 December 1999 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Loretta Young and Celeste Holm are two nuns from a French convent on a mission to establish a children's hospital in a rural village much to the consternation of composer Robert Masen (Hugh Marlowe) who would like to see his place in the country stay just like it is. Against all odds the indomitable sisters move Masen and several other unlikely contributors into making the hospital a reality. It's fine family viewing with a warmth an innocence unseen in today's more cynical Christmas pics.


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