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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.

Director:

Victor Fleming (uncredited)

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Helen Hayes ... Angela Chiaromonte
Clark Gable ... Giovanni Severi
Lewis Stone ... Prince Chiaromonte
Louise Closser Hale ... Mina
May Robson ... Mother Superior
Edward Arnold ... Father Saracinesca
Alan Edwards Alan Edwards ... Ernesto Traversi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Spahn Carolyn Spahn ... Younger German Girl
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

14 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Irmã Branca See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$625,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 27 September 1909 and closed on 6 November 1909 after 48 performances. The opening night cast included William Farnum as Giovanni and Viola Allen in the female lead. Allen played the same role in the 1915 version of the movie (The White Sister (1915)); See more »

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Referenced in The Miracle (1959) See more »

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Patriotic Song
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Sung by the patriotic mob when war is declared
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Wonder Film!
12 June 2001 | by thedabara2-1See 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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