The Bishop’s Wife – Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

The Bishop’s Wife – Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

bishopswifegrantThe Bishop’s Wife, 1947, from director Henry Koster, is an endearing Christmas classic.

Robert Nathan’s novel comes to life thanks to the screenplay by Robert Sherwood and Leonardo Bercovici.

This film runs 109 minutes in black and white.

Synopsis:
Henry is a pastor and is seeking guidance on building a new cathedral. Dudley, an angel, comes to assist. Henry’s wife, Julia, is suddenly made to feel appreciated by Dudley. Angels can’t fall in love, but Dudley knows that the marriage flame of Henry and Julia has dimmed. Dudley helps everyone from the child to the cab driver. He also helps Henry see the true spirit of Christmas and love for his wife, family, and parish.

The Bishop’s Wife – Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

the-bishops-wife-10 the-bishops-wifeThe Cast:

  • Cary Grant as Dudley [Charade, Notorious, Father Goose, Arsenic & Old Lace, People Will Talk]
  • Loretta Young as Julia Brougham [The Stranger, The Doctor Takes A Wife, The Perfect Marriage, Cause for Alarm]
  • David Niven as Bishop Henry Brougham [Around the World in 80 Days, The Pink Panther]
  • Monty Woolley as Professor Wutheridge [The Man Who Came to Dinner, Night and Day]
  • James Gleason as Sylvester, a sympathetic taxi driver [Meet John Doe, Arsenic and Old Lace]
  • Gladys Cooper as Mrs. Hamilton [Now, Voyager, The Secret Garden 1949]
  • Elsa Lanchester as Matilda, the Brougham’s housekeeper [Mary Poppins, The Bride of Frankenstein]
  • Sara Haden as Mildred Cassaway, the Bishop’s secretary [The Shop Around the Corner, Woman of the Year, Anne of Green Gables 1934]
  • Karolyn Grimes as Debby Brougham, a young daughter [It’s A Wonderful Life]

 

The Bishop’s Wife – Chuck’s Favorite 25 Days of Christmas Movies

david-niven-cary-grant-bishops-wife_758_426_81_s_c1TRIVIA from IMDb

The Mitchell Boychoir (also known as The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir) appeared in 20 movies between 1938 and 1958 as well as 3 television variety shows between 1958 and 1969.

 

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  1. The angel on the top of the professor’s tree is identical to the one my parents used for years. I now have one like it, and it is a treasured possession because of the happy memories it evokes within me.

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