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The White Sister (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 14 April 1933 (USA)
A young woman falls in love with a dashing officer, but becomes a nun when she believes him to be killed in battle.

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(uncredited)

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(screen play), (based upon the novel) (as F. Marion Crawford) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Angela Chiaromonte
... Giovanni Severi
... Prince Chiaromonte
... Mina
... Mother Superior
... Father Saracinesca
Alan Edwards ... Ernesto Traversi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Spahn ... Younger German Girl
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Angela, the daughter of Prince Chiaromonte, is set to marry Ernesto Traversi, a dull banker, when she unexpectedly meets dashing Lt. Giovanni Severi at carnival time. Angela and Giovanni begin meeting in secret and soon fall in love. She informs her father that she won't be going through with the wedding to Ernesto and wants to marry Giovanni instead. But Angela's marriage to Giovanni is put on hold, first by the untimely death of her disapproving father and then by the outbreak of war. When it appears that Giovanni has been killed in battle, Angela vows never to marry and becomes a nun, dedicating her life in service to God. Meanwhile Giovanni recuperates behind enemy lines with his only thought being to find a way home to Angela. Written by Jimmy L.

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Only the producers of the immortal "Smilin' Through" are capable of bringing to the talking screen such a love story with such tenderness, tears and beauty... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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14 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Irmã Branca  »

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$625,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Sidney Toler is seen in the movie as the caretaker of the estate. He speaks to Clark Gable who is searching for Helen Hays after the death of Lewis Stone. Toler is only seen from the neck up and through a gate. See more »

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Edited from Hell's Angels (1930) See more »

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Finiculi, Finicula
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Luigi Denza
Played by the band at the carnival
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Wonder Film!
12 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is my all-time favorite film. A lovely romantic love story with Helen Hayes & Clark Gable. It is not on video so, your only chance to see it is if you get TCM (Turner Classic Movies). They sometimes air it. If it is on...be sure to catch it!


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