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The Bishop’s Wife

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The Bishop’s Wife

Move over Clarence, there’s a new angel in town! With the holiday season in full swing, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) prays for guidance while agonizing to find funding for a new cathedral. He believes his prayers are answered when a charming angel named Dudley (Cary Grant) appears, but Dudley’s arrival reveals fractures in Henry’s relationships, especially with his wife Julia. As Dudley grows closer to the parishioners and to Julia (Loretta Young), Henry must find a way to save his family and community without being replaced. Samuel Goldwyn produces pure magic in this classic Christmas film!

“We cannot recommend you to a more delightful and appropriate Christmas show.” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

“Cary’s charm works as successfully upon audiences as it does upon the film’s characters, and his relaxed wit plus Loretta Young’s delicate loveliness makes for a frothily touching comedy.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“Grant’s turn is thoroughly convincing because he himself appears to be having a terrific time: He’s expansive, graceful, and seems always on the verge of chuckling with goodwill.” – Caren Weiner Campbell, Entertainment Weekly

Henry Koster
Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper
Running Time
109 minutes

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