At a convent, fragile, unearthly Sister Agnes gives birth (she says it's a virgin birth), but the child dies. The police soon are involved because of the death of the baby. However, the main conflict is between Mother Superior Miriam Ruth, who wants Agnes left alone, and Dr. Martha Livingston, a psychiatrist determined to help Agnes gain a stronger grasp on reality and uncover any wrongdoers. Written by
What unspeakable crime took place behind the third floor window? Only Agnes knows. And Dr. Martha Livingston is the one person who can unravel the mystery.
Did You Know?
In his autobiography, "This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me" (2004), director Norman Jewison
says of Meg Tilly
, who played Agnes in this film, that Tilly was "a classic beauty and an accomplished actress . . . She also had the wide-eyed innocence of the young nun . . . In the courtroom there is a moment of complete pathos where she has lost - not her life - but her mind, and she carried it off more convincingly than anyone else could have done". See more
Nobody is interested in sending a nun to prison.
Justice Joseph Leveau
We're not telling you what to decide Martha. We're not even telling you to take this.
Is there any reason why you feel you shouldn't take it?
Doctor Martha Livingston
Today's my birthday. I always make bad decisions on my birthday.
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