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The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime | 13 September 1935 (USA)
On a walking tour of English cathedrals, Donald Meadows meets Hester Granthem in church. Hearing he is from that hot-bed of crime, Chicago, Hester asks Donald to help her in a robbery she ... See full summary »

Director:

Ewald André Dupont (as E.A. Dupont)

Writers:

Leon Gordon (screen play), Frederick J. Jackson (from the play by) (as Frederick Jackson)
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Complete credited cast:
Edmund Gwenn ... Bishop
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Hester
Lucile Watson ... Lady Emily
Reginald Owen ... Guy Waller
Dudley Digges ... 'Red'
Norman Foster ... Donald
Lilian Bond ... Mrs. Waller
Melville Cooper ... Collins
Robert Greig ... Rosalind
Charles McNaughton Charles McNaughton ... 'Frenchy'
Etienne Girardot ... Brooke
Ivan F. Simpson ... Mr. Grantham (as Ivan Simpson)
Lumsden Hare ... Constable
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Clyde ... (scenes deleted)
Charles Coleman ... Commissionaire (scenes deleted)
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On a walking tour of English cathedrals, Donald Meadows meets Hester Granthem in church. Hearing he is from that hot-bed of crime, Chicago, Hester asks Donald to help her in a robbery she has planned. Thinking it a joke, he plays along; but Hester is serious, and hearing that she plans to rob Mr. Waller, the man who has cheated her father out of thousands of pounds, Donald agrees. A robbery at a pub is arranged, but the Bishop of Broadminster, an avid mystery fan, and his sister stumble into it. Playing detective the Bishop complicates matters and each side, the Bishop, the unscrupulous Waller, the gang Hester hires, and Hester and Donald, each get the upper hand along the way. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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It is the story of a man who was a Bishop by day and a Detective at night, and always a lovable gentleman. (Print Ad- Register-Herald, ((Pine Plains, NY)) 26 September 1935) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

The play originally opened in New York on 20 February 1935 and ran 121 performances. Walter Connolly played the bishop and Jane Wyatt and Alan Marshall were the romantic leads. See more »

Goofs

After Donald photographs, then meets Hester in church, he leaves to continue to take pictures. In the next scene, Donald's shadow can be seen on the backdrop as he takes more pictures. See more »

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Version of The Bishop Misbehaves (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Abide with Me
(1861) (uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Hymn by Henry F. Lyte (1847)
Sung a cappella by Etienne Girardot
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Gwenn, Watson & Girardot...
20 May 2004 | by drednm2004See all my reviews

steal this neat little film from "stars" Maureen O'Sullivan and Norman Foster, although they aren't bad. Edmund Gwenn has the title role and is wonderful.

Lucile Watson is his daffy sister, and she's been less stuffy. Etienne Girardot is hilarious as the parish priest who clicks and clucks at everything. Also good are Reginald Owen, Robert Greig, Melville Cooper, Lillian Bond, Iris Lee, Dudley

Digges, and Charles McNaughton as Frenchy (why he is Frenchy no one knows). Fun all around.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras de uma Noite See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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