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The Bells of St Mary's

  • Music
  • 1945
  • Leo McCarey
  • 125 mins
  • U
    More info: UK: Suitable for all

Summary

Priest Chuck O'Malley comes to the aid of a nun running a parochial school in financial difficulty. While the pair rarely see eye to eye, they pool their resources to improve conditions for the pupils. Musical drama sequel to Going My Way, with Bing Crosby reprising his Oscar-winning role alongside Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers and Joan Carroll.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This massively popular success pairs Bing Crosby with Ingrid Bergman. Crosby reprises the role that won him a coveted Oscar, that of wise and lovable Father O'Malley from Going My Way. Today, Crosby's priest seems rather insufferable as he helps Sister Ingrid fix up her run-down mission with a bit of song and a lot of charm. Crosby fans will brook no arguments, of course, but others may feel director Leo McCarey has his tongue well and truly in his cheek and only made this for the money. Still, it may work for you, and Bergman looks wonderful in a wimple.

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Theatrical distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Language
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white

Credits

Cast

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Father O'MalleyBing Crosby
Sister BenedictIngrid Bergman
Mr BogardusHenry Travers
PatsyJoan Carroll
Patsy's motherMartha Sleeper
Joe GallagherWilliam Gargan
Sister MichaelRuth Donnelly
EddieDickie Tyler
Mrs BreenUna O'Connor
Dr McKayRhys Williams

Crew

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DirectorLeo McCarey
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