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Come to the Stable

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1949
  • Henry Koster
  • 94 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy drama starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm. Two very resolute French nuns face assorted obstacles as they set out to establish a children's hospital in New England.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Unless you have a positive aversion to nun movies, there's a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching Loretta Young and Celeste Holm as they arrive in the New England town of Bethlehem and set about their charitable work, initially aided by Elsa Lanchester as a bohemian artist. (All three actresses were Oscar-nominated for their work in this film.) Director Henry Koster handles the tale well, keeping it delightfully warm and sentimental without lapsing into schmaltz, which rarely occurred at 20th Century-Fox, anyway. Bear with it, because hidden among all the religiosity is a gem of a pop song, Through a Long and Sleepless Night, revived by Bobby Darin, and here rendered touchingly by Holm. Incidentally, Henry Koster's last movie was The Singing Nun, 17 years after he directed Come to the Stable.

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Credits

Cast

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Sister MargaretLoretta Young
Sister ScolasticaCeleste Holm
Robert MasonHugh Marlowe
Miss PottsElsa Lanchester
Luigi RossiThomas Gomez
KittyDorothy Patrick
BishopBasil Ruysdael
Anthony JamesDooley Wilson
MonsignorRegis Toomey
Heavy manMike Mazurki

Crew

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DirectorHenry Koster

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English | Latin | French
Formats
Black and white
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