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The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 30 March 1966 (USA)
Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

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Sister Constance
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Marge Redmond ...
Sister Liguori
Dolores Sutton ...
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Sister Barbara
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Sister Elizabeth
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Sister Ursula
Barbara Bell Wright ...
Sister Margaret
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Sister Prudence
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Mary Clancy
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Rachel / Rachel Devery
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Marvel-Ann
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Valerie
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Storyline

Coming of age story for two girls, Mary Clancy and Rachel Devery, who find themselves as students at the St. Francis Academy, a Catholic boarding school for girls. The story spans three years and follows the girls and their many pranks including setting off fire alarms, smoking cigars in the basement and putting bubble baths in the nuns' sugar bowls. As the girls mature, they gain a greater respect for their teachers and the commitment and devotion required to be a nun, leading one of them to make a life changing decision. Written by garykmcd

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She'll Try Anything...including the patience of a saint See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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30 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Life with Mother Superior  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All of the old ladies at the Christmas party at the old age home are wearing purple, which is the liturgical color for the Advent season in the Catholic calendar. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the bus is shown en route to the train station, the hubs of the wheels are dirty silver but in the next shot, when the buss is pulling in to the train station, the hubs are black. Not only that but it is not the same train station in the second shot as in the first shot. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Devery: I think I'm gonna kill myself!
Mary Clancy: Catholics aren't allowed to.
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Crazy Credits

A halo appears over the A when the Columbia name appears on the torch lady logo. Then, Hayley Mills' "Angel" cartoon appears from behind the A, flies around the screen a bit, then blows out the Columbia torch. See more »

Connections

References The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Angels We Have Heard on High
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Traditional French carol, English lyrics by James Chadwick.
Sung by the nuns at the Christmas service
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Wonderful Film
13 October 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A heartwarming, poignant, funny film, with first rate performances from the entire cast. Mills and Russell are stand-outs, as is June Harding, as Mills' "stooge". Episodic in its approach, the film manages to build to a totally cohesive climax. Beautifully directed by Ida Lupino, with a great score by Jerry Goldsmith (Poltergeist, Star Trek - The Motion Picture, The Omen, The Mummy). Even in this "sophisticated" world, this film will be enjoyed by the entire family. A hit in its day, spawning a less than satisfying sequel (Where Angels Go Trouble Follows), "The Trouble With Angels" is a wonderful film. See it!


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