In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
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One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »
Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino.Written by
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Brother Giuseppe! I knew you'd be here someday.
[overjoyed that the Bishop remembers him]
How are the lambs?
Oh, they are sheep now, your Excellency.
Oh yes, of course. Has it been that long? And the studies - they've been hard, eh?
[sighs and nods]
But mostly I miss the stables. That's where I really belong, I shouldn't be here.
Let me be the judge of that, Giuseppe. There will be many lost sheep to care for.
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Opening Credits include: "The story you are about to see is true in its essential details" and "Cupertino, Italy 1623" See more »
I rented this video because I wanted to know more about the Franciscan saint Joseph of Cupertino. The director chose to have Schell portray the saint as a kind of bumbling fool, which in my opinion was a directorial mistake. Joseph's simplicity was from within, and that part of the self comes with depth. Schell certainly is an actor who has the capacity for great artistic work and throughout his career has delivered stunning performances. What a shame that the director didn't allow Schell to bring more depth to the character of Joseph of Cupertino.
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