The Bishop's Wife

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Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Monday 16th February 1948

Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures

Production compaines: Samuel Goldwyn Company, The

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Henry Koster

Producer:

Starring: Cary Grant as Dudley, Loretta Young as Julia Brougham, David Niven as Bishop Henry Brougham, Monty Woolley as Prof. Wutheridge, James Gleason as Sylvester, Gladys Cooper as Mrs. Hamilton, Elsa Lanchester as Matilda, Sara Haden as Mildred Cassaway, Karolyn Grimes as Debby Brougham, Tito Vuolo as Maggenti, Regis Toomey as Mr. Miller, Sarah Edwards as Mrs. Duffy, Margaret McWade as Miss Trumbull, Anne O'Neal as Mrs. Ward (as Ann O'Neal), Ben Erway as Mr. Perry, Erville Alderson as Stevens, Robert J. Anderson as Defense Captain (as Bobby Anderson), Teddy Infuhr as Attack Captain, Eugene Borden as Michel, Almira Sessions as First Lady in Michel's, Claire Du Brey as Second Lady (as Claire DuBrey), Florence Auer as Third Lady, Margaret Wells as Hat Shop Proprietress, Kitty O'Neil as Hat Shop Customer (as Kitty O'Neill), Isabel Jewell as Hysterical Mother

The Bishop's Wife Movie Review


The troubles that underlied this production show in the end, with a quirky and vaguely unsatisfying tale of a bishop (David Niven, not very compelling) who receives a guardian angel (Cary Grant, not very angelic) to help him sort out his life, Wonderful Life style. Still, nostalgia for the prior year's feel-goodie probably propelled Bishop's Wife to five Oscar nominations (it won for best sound), though its feel-good sentiment ends up drowning the film in saccharine.

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