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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is enthusiastic, progressive but naive, all which irks one of the senior sisters, Sister Cluny, especially the fact that Sister Ann has a prized material possession, a guitar she's named Adele. Sister Ann considers Adele and her music to be her friends. Contrary to Sister Cluny, the Mother Prioress believes Sister Ann will be a welcome addition to their order. This posting is to be the training ground for Sister Ann and others to become missionaries in Africa. Sister Ann's path takes a detour when the order's Father Clementi hears Sister Ann sing. He believes Sister Ann should record her music and as a favor asks Robert Gerarde of Primavera Records for recording time. Unknown at the time the request is made, Robert and Sister Ann are old friends who attended the Paris Conservatory of Music together five years... Written by
Loosely based on the true story of Soeur Sourire, who had a #1 pop hit in America with "Dominique". Unfortunately, the lovable nun was a one-hit wonder whose life did not continue happily after her brief blush of chart success. After leaving the church for a full-time music career, she ran into heavy financial problems and eventually took her own life. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, Sister Ann nearly runs into a horse-drawn cart. She straps her suitcase vertically to the rear of the scooter, but as she rides down the street in Ghent, the suitcase is strapped on lying on its side. When she arrives at the Convent, she removes the suitcase, now strapped vertically once again. See more »
Strictly for nun-addicts; all others outta the way!
She sings, she's feisty, she rides a scooter, she plays guitar! Debbie Reynolds dimples her way through super simplistic comedy-drama about a nun who inadvertently becomes a pop star. Based on a real-life Belgian nun who had a hit with "Dominique" (and subsequently left the church and took her own life), the film is so forgettable, your mind may flush it away before it is even over. Solid cast includes Katharine Ross, Chad Everett and Agnes Moorehead, but the "spiritual notes" are terribly phony--phonier than those in "The Sound of Music" (which it hopes to emulate). It's obviously not as good as that film, nor "The Trouble With Angels", nor TV's "The Flying Nun". ** from ****
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