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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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Cast

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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
Barbara Hunter ...
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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It's the habit forming comedy the whole family can enjoy! 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)  »

Also Known As:

Life with Mother Superior  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie was based on the book "Life with Mother Superior", written by Jane Trahey. It was based on her high school studies at a Catholic girls day school in Chicago (where she met Mary, who later became Sr. John Eudes) as well as incidents from her studies at Mundelein College in Chicago. Ms. Trahey has since passed away. 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

Mother Superior: Well, it is the point, not the vernacular, that is important.
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

The Trouble With Angels
(reprise)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Arranged and Orchestrated by Harry Betts
Vocals by The Devils
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A Funny Entertaining film!
9 June 2004 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

My family and I have always loved this movie and its sequel.

I was really young when it was being filmed here in Pennsylvania and remember seeing the big Christmas tree in front of the castle in the Winter just as you see it in the movie.

June Harding played a wonderful role in this movie as the clumsy, dim witted Rachel. Too bad that her career didn't go further because she had such good potential doing physical comedy. Hayley Mills was terrific as the rebellious Mary Clancy who always took chances and who always got caught. Harding and Mills together getting into all kinds of mischief was really funny.

We took a tour of the castle and its interior a few years back and it looks exactly the same now as it did in the movie and this movie is 38 years old!! The grounds of it have changed very little over the years and the movie served as a time capsule for it. It was formerly known as Lindenwold Castle and is now known as Mary's Home for Children. You can find more information about the castle on the internet.

In this movie the most believable character was played by Mary Wickes who is the epitome of a Catholic School nun. Those of you who attended Catholic school (againt their will or not) will know what I mean.

She was just too realistic and I got a kick out of her wearing those black high top sneakers! !! It was nice to see her reprising her "Nun Role" again in the "Sister Act" movies.

"The trouble with angels" is a funny entertaining movie good for the whole family.


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