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The Trouble with Angels (1966)

 -  Comedy  -  30 March 1966 (USA)
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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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Mother Superior
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Sister Constance
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Marge Redmond ...
Sister Liguori
Dolores Sutton ...
Margalo Gillmore ...
Sister Barbara
Portia Nelson ...
Sister Elizabeth
Marjorie Eaton ...
Sister Ursula
Barbara Bell Wright ...
Sister Margaret
Judith Lowry ...
Sister Prudence
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Mary Clancy
June Harding ...
Rachel / Rachel Devery
Barbara Hunter ...
Marvel-Ann
Bernadette Withers ...
Valerie
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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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It's the habit forming comedy the whole family can enjoy!

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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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According to Rosalind Russell, she and Hayley Mills did not get along during filming. She claimed that every time she turned around or walked away from Mills, she would stick her tongue out at her. See more »

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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: You going to St. Francis too?
Mary Clancy: [indicating her school uniform] Would I be caught dead in this Dior creation otherwise?
Rachel Devery: That's a fact.
Mary Clancy: What's your name?
Rachel Devery: Rachel Devery.
Mary Clancy: No it's not!
Rachel Devery: Huh?
Mary Clancy: It's Fleur de Lis. You're half French.
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The Trouble With Angels
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
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"The Devil's Agents"
5 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

"The Trouble With Angels" is truly a gem. Ostensibly a comedy about the efforts of two slightly disgruntled, high spirited teenage girls (Hayley Mills and June Harding) to turn a convent school upside down, it combines lighthearted pranks with dry humor, most of the latter supplied by the splendid Rosalind Russell. As the worldly and wise Mother Superior, Rosalind is both amused and unsettled at the stunts her two incorrigible charges pull. The supporting cast is well chosen, with Mary Wickes ("Sister Act") and Marge Redmond ("The Flying Nun") standing out among the faculty nuns. Despite the unexpected appearance of legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, cast as (what else?) a teacher of interpretive dance, both nuns and students are believable. Mills sparkles in her role as devilish Mary Clancy, as does June Harding as Rachel Devery, her neophyte partner in crime. Aided tremendously by a truly beautiful score by the great Jerry Goldsmith, (which has the remarkable ability to blend in with the film AND stand alone as a pleasurable listening experience) and directed with a sure hand by actress/director Ida Lupino, "The Trouble With Angels" is both funny and moving, one of the best family films ever made. Strangely enough, reviews were decidedly mixed (when not downright negative) back when the movie was released in 1966. But it was a sizable hit, and spawned an agreeable sequel ("Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows") two years later. Today, it remains as fresh as ever, and head and shoulders above most of the contemporary family films which followed it.


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