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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.

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Oscar Millard (screenplay), Sally Benson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Sister Margaret
Celeste Holm ... Sister Scholastica
Hugh Marlowe ... Robert 'Bob' Mason
Elsa Lanchester ... Amelia Potts
Thomas Gomez ... Luigi Rossi
Dorothy Patrick ... Kitty Blaine
Basil Ruysdael ... The Bishop
Dooley Wilson ... Anthony James
Regis Toomey ... Monsignor Talbot
Mike Mazurki ... Sam
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English | French | Latin

Release Date:

September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...und der Himmel lacht dazu See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In 1950 Fox announced plans for a sequel called "A Spark in the Night" that would reunite Loretta Young and Celeste Holm as nuns toiling in the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, but it was never filmed. See more »

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Sister Margaret: It isn't hard to relinquish a dream if it's God's will. Yes?
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Through a Long and Sleepless Night
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Good Christmas fare appealingly presented
10 December 1999 | by Neff-2See all my reviews

Loretta Young and Celeste Holm are two nuns from a French convent on a mission to establish a children's hospital in a rural village much to the consternation of composer Robert Masen (Hugh Marlowe) who would like to see his place in the country stay just like it is. Against all odds the indomitable sisters move Masen and several other unlikely contributors into making the hospital a reality. It's fine family viewing with a warmth an innocence unseen in today's more cynical Christmas pics.


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