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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 (Rosalind Russell) and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Director:

Ida Lupino

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (screenplay), Jane Trahey (based on a novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Russell ... Mother Superior
Binnie Barnes ... Sister Celestine
Camilla Sparv ... Sister Constance
Mary Wickes ... Sister Clarissa
Marge Redmond ... Sister Liguori
Dolores Sutton ... Sister Rose Marie
Margalo Gillmore ... Sister Barbara
Portia Nelson ... Sister Elizabeth
Marjorie Eaton ... Sister Ursula
Barbara Bell Wright ... Sister Margaret
Judith Lowry ... Sister Prudence
Hayley Mills ... Mary Clancy
June Harding ... Rachel Devery
Barbara Hunter ... Marvel-Ann
Bernadette Withers ... Valerie
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Storyline

Coming-of-age story for two girls, Mary Clancy (Hayley Mills) and Rachel Devery (June Harding), 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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Meet Clancy the Fancy - she's first in her class in hip talk, hot jive and holy cow! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life with Mother Superior See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first theatrical movie directed by Ida Lupino since The Hitch-Hiker (1953) and The Bigamist (1953). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the bus is shown en route to the train station, the hubs of the wheels are dirty silver but in the next shot, when the buss is pulling in to the train station, the hubs are black. Not only that but it is not the same train station in the second shot as in the first shot. See more »

Quotes

[upon their first arrival at St. Francis]
Mary Clancy: Ohhh! It's positively medieval!
Rachel Devery: All that's missing is the dragon!
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Trouble With Angels
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Vocals by The Devils
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Wonderful film
18 January 2006 | by fleurus-dSee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite movies. I have even chosen my internet alias after it and been using it for years ! : ))

I enjoy watching it with my daughter immensely

as we laugh a lot.

Then I reach for the tissue box and cry at the end much to her desperation ( come on it's not that sad ! )

The cast is impeccable : Hayley Mills, Rosalind Russell and June Harding are really funny to watch and look like they 've had fun doing the movie together.

The credit title with the little cartoon is the cherry on the cake. As for the soundtrack it sums up the mischief in the two main characters.


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