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Release Date:
2 April 1966 (USA) See more »
GOT A HEART? Here's the picture for it! See more »
Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins See more »
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Good music.... See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Debbie Reynolds ... Sister Ann

Ricardo Montalban ... Father Clementi

Greer Garson ... Mother Prioress

Agnes Moorehead ... Sister Cluny

Chad Everett ... Robert Gerarde

Katharine Ross ... Nicole Arlien

Ed Sullivan ... Ed Sullivan

Juanita Moore ... Sister Mary
Ricky Cordell ... Dominic Arlien

Michael Pate ... Mr. Arlien

Tom Drake ... Fitzpatrick

Larry D. Mann ... Mr. Duvries
Charles Robinson ... Marauder
Monique Montaigne ... Sister Michele
Joyce Vanderveen ... Sister Elise
Anne Wakefield ... Sister Brigitte
Pam Peterson ... Sister Gertrude

Marina Koshetz ... Sister Marthe
Nancy Walters ... Sister Therese
Violet Rensing ... Sister Elizabeth
Ines Pedroza ... Sister Consuella (as Inez Pedroza)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gene Coogan ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

Henry Corden ... Truck Driver (uncredited)

John Damler ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Judy Durell ... Nun (uncredited)
Isabelle Dwan ... Mrs. Muller (uncredited)
Wesley Gale ... Doctor (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Celebration Guest (uncredited)

Pitt Herbert ... Mr. Muller - the Storekeeper (uncredited)

Jimmie Horan ... Celebration Guest (uncredited)
Colette Jackson ... Jeannette (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Celebration Guest (uncredited)

Jon Lormer ... The Bishop (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ... Workman (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Max - TV Technician (uncredited)
George Milan ... Tug Captain (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Karen Norris ... Arlette (uncredited)

Dorothy Patrick ... Mrs. Messereaux (uncredited)
Vic Perrin ... Farmer in Accident with Sister Ann (uncredited)
Andre Philippe ... Belgian Sailor (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Man in Montage (uncredited)
Dinny Powell ... Emil (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Technician (uncredited)
Maria Schroeder ... Tug Captain's Wife (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Orville Sherman ... Critic (uncredited)
Ralph Smiley ... Gaston (uncredited)
Leslie Towner ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Warshawsky ... Writer (uncredited)
Sabra Welles ... Contessa (uncredited)

Robert Williams ... TV Technician (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
Writing credits
John Furia (story) (as John Furia Jr.)

Sally Benson  and
John Furia  (as John Furia Jr.)

Produced by
John Beck .... producer
Hayes Goetz .... co-producer
Hank Moonjean .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner  (as Milton Krasner)
Film Editing by
Rita Roland 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Urie McCleary 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Jerry Wunderlich 
Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Donnelly .... assistant director
Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... sound
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Harold Gelman .... music supervisor
Harry Sukman .... musical adaptation
Ethmer Roten .... musician (uncredited)
Other crew
Robert Sidney .... choreographer
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
97 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Final film to be directed by Henry Koster.See more »
Miscellaneous: As Sister Ann is riding her scooter through the streets of the town in the first part of the movie. her suitcase is strapped to the back rack and changes position from standing up to laying on it's side then back to standing up again..See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Good music...., 25 January 2001
Author: jack-260 from Honolulu, Hawaii

The film is somewhat syrupy and a bit simplistic, but correct in most essentials and, after all, quite entertaining. The music, of course, is the best thing about it...quite uplifting. "Raindrops" is my particular favorite, but the duet on "Beyond the Stars" is excellent as well. Miss Reynolds' voice is more than adequate to do justice to the music, most of which (I see from the Soundtrack listings) Sister Sourire wrote herself.

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