Cradle Song (1960)

A Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the classic play, with Judith Anderson and Siobhan McKenna.


George Schaefer


James Costigan (adaptation), María Lejárraga (as Gregorio Martínez Sierra) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Anderson ... The Prioress
Evelyn Varden ... The Vicaress
Siobhan McKenna ... Sister Joanna of the Cross
Barry Jones ... The Doctor
Anthony Franciosa ... Antonio
Deirdre Owens Deirdre Owens ... Teresa
Mildred Trares Mildred Trares ... Sister Marcella
Zohra Lampert ... Sister Maria Jesus (as Zohra Alton)
Kate Harrington Kate Harrington ... Sister Tomera
Pamela Simpson Pamela Simpson ... Mistress of Novices
Jeanne Tobey Jeanne Tobey ... Sister Segrario
Katharine Raht Katharine Raht ... Sister Inez
Val Avery ... The Driver
Lee Vines Lee Vines ... Himself - Announcer
Maurice Evans ... Himself - Host


A Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the classic play, with Judith Anderson and Siobhan McKenna.

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Release Date:

10 April 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Cradle Song (#9.6) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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I want to see this again!
11 May 2008 | by Pepperz-1See all my reviews

If my memory serves me correctly this is a story about a baby left on the doorstep of a Convent. The nuns raise the child.

I wrote to Hallmark and they said that the new company does not have access to the older movies. I believe that the films MUST be somewhere and I sincerely hope that they are recovered. This was a charming episode and I'm sure that folks would enjoy seeing it if it were made available.

If I remember correctly the baby was a girl who led a reasonably normal life, in Circle Of Friends, by Maeve Binchy, this concept was explored and one of the girls was also raised by nuns-I always wondered if Maeve Binchy, as a child in Ireland, saw this movie and was inspired by the idea.

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