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Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | September 1949 (USA)
Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.

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... Sister Margaret
... Sister Scholastica
... Robert 'Bob' Mason
... Amelia Potts
... Luigi Rossi
... Kitty Blaine
... The Bishop
... Anthony James
... Monsignor Talbot
... Sam
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small Connecticut town with a plan to build a children's hospital. They enlist the help of several colorful characters in achieving their dream including a struggling artist, a popular songwriter, and a renowned racketeer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Laughs To Make Your Heart Ring Out With Joy !

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 3, 1950 with Loretta Young and Hugh Marlowe reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

In asking the bishop to let them stay on after purchasing the building, Sister Margaret tells him they have $301.25 on hand. But they had had to give Mr. Jarman, the real estate agent, a $50 deposit, so in fact they would have had only $251.25 remaining. See more »

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Monsignor Talbot: Excellency, it is that irresistible force.
The Bishop: Against which, quite obviously, there is no defense. There hasn't been for nearly 2,000 years.
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Written by Jimmy Kennedy & Nat Simon
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Faith and determination can move mountains
26 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Come to the Stable" is a charmingly entertaining tale of two French nuns attempting to establish a children's hospital through their faith in God and their fellow man. This story, set in the post-WWII New England,is not a Christmas movie per se but it does embody the spirit of the season. Loretta Young and Celeste Holm are wonderful as the nuns - Loretta as the feisty Sister Margaret and Celeste as Sister Scholastica with the unshakeable faith. Elsa Lanchester is yet again exceptional, this time in her role as the reluctant aide to the nuns. Hugh Marlowe is wonderful as the harried and frustrated songwriter/neighbor.

This movie is about determination and faith and accomplishing the improbable. Sit back and allow this magnificent cast to entertain you. The experience will be well worth it.


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