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The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 30 March 1966 (USA)
Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mother Superior
... Sister Celestine
... Sister Constance
... Sister Clarissa
... Sister Liguori
... Sister Rose Marie
... Sister Barbara
... Sister Elizabeth
... Sister Ursula
... Sister Margaret
... Sister Prudence
... Mary Clancy
... Rachel / Rachel Devery
... Marvel-Ann
... Valerie
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Coming of age story for two girls, Mary Clancy and Rachel Devery, who find themselves as students at the St. Francis Academy, a Catholic boarding school for girls. The story spans three years and follows the girls and their many pranks including setting off fire alarms, smoking cigars in the basement and putting bubble baths in the nuns' sugar bowls. As the girls mature, they gain a greater respect for their teachers and the commitment and devotion required to be a nun, leading one of them to make a life changing decision. Written by garykmcd

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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30 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Life with Mother Superior  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Producer William Frye personally offered his friend Greta Garbo $1 million to play the Mother Superior in the film. When she declined, he offered the role to Rosalind Russell at a much lower salary. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel and Mary meet on the train, Rachel starts to introduce herself as June. See more »

Quotes

Sister Constance: [Talking to Mary Clancy] Now, what are you so solemn about? God's in his Heaven, all's well with the world... Now cheer up.
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Crazy Credits

A halo appears over the A when the Columbia name appears on the torch lady logo. Then, Hayley Mills' "Angel" cartoon appears from behind the A, flies around the screen a bit, then blows out the Columbia torch. See more »

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References The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Angels We Have Heard on High
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Traditional French carol, English lyrics by James Chadwick.
Sung by the nuns at the Christmas service
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A Funny Entertaining film!
9 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

My family and I have always loved this movie and its sequel.

I was really young when it was being filmed here in Pennsylvania and remember seeing the big Christmas tree in front of the castle in the Winter just as you see it in the movie.

June Harding played a wonderful role in this movie as the clumsy, dim witted Rachel. Too bad that her career didn't go further because she had such good potential doing physical comedy. Hayley Mills was terrific as the rebellious Mary Clancy who always took chances and who always got caught. Harding and Mills together getting into all kinds of mischief was really funny.

We took a tour of the castle and its interior a few years back and it looks exactly the same now as it did in the movie and this movie is 38 years old!! The grounds of it have changed very little over the years and the movie served as a time capsule for it. It was formerly known as Lindenwold Castle and is now known as Mary's Home for Children. You can find more information about the castle on the internet.

In this movie the most believable character was played by Mary Wickes who is the epitome of a Catholic School nun. Those of you who attended Catholic school (againt their will or not) will know what I mean.

She was just too realistic and I got a kick out of her wearing those black high top sneakers! !! It was nice to see her reprising her "Nun Role" again in the "Sister Act" movies.

"The trouble with angels" is a funny entertaining movie good for the whole family.


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