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Sally and Saint Anne (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | July 1952 (USA)
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to ... See full summary »

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

James O'Hanlon (story), James O'Hanlon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Blyth ... Sally O'Moyne
Edmund Gwenn ... Grandpa Pat Ryan
John McIntire ... Alderman Percival Xavier 'Goldtooth' McCarthy
Gregg Palmer ... Johnny Evans (as Palmer Lee)
Hugh O'Brian ... Danny O'Moyne
Jack Kelly ... Mike O'Moyne
Frances Bavier ... Mrs. Kitty 'Mom' O'Moyne
Otto Hulett ... Pop O'Moyne
Kathleen Hughes ... Lois Foran
George Mathews ... Father Kennedy
Lamont Johnson Lamont Johnson ... Willie O'Moyne
King Donovan ... Hymie Callahan, Trainer
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Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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People Have More Fun Than Anybody... except the O'Moynes!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Avô See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

You're a Sweetheart
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
First few bars sung by Robert Nichols (Henry)
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Miss Blyth and Saint Nick .
6 September 2006 | by copper1963See all my reviews

Wonderful family film that should be a staple at Christmas time. It's a mystery to me why it isn't. A true lost film that I first encountered, flickering away on my old 19" black and white RCA, when the Million Dollar Movie was still in vogue on Channel 9 in New York City. This Rudolph Mate directed fantasy should be nestled under everyone's Christmas tree. But it has never been released on home video. Too bad. I believe I saw part of it on AMC a few years ago, before they cut many of their older films from the rotation. TCM should take up the slack and play it at Easter or on Christmas Eve. Any movie with Santa, Aunt Bee, the Hostess Cupcake Lady, and an actor with the first name King, can't be bad. Ann Blyth as "Sally" is a bundle of energy. During her school years, she rushes over to the chapel to pray for St. Ann to help and give guidance to her mixed-up and financially strapped family. It works. So, after she graduates, she places a statue of St. Ann in her own bedroom. At one point the entire O'Moyne residence is moved to another address. I think this was done to put an end to a neighbor dispute between the O'Moynes and the dastardly fellow next door. Blyth is cute as a button. Edmund Gwen can play the reclusive grandfather in his sleep. All-in-all, this is a satisfying movie experience.


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