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About the Movie
Recently re-made as "The Preacher's Wife" starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, the original was nominated for 5 Academy Awards(R)! Cary Grant stars as an angel come to earth in answer to the prayers of a struggling young bishop. Year: 1947 Director: Henry Koster Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Elsa Lanchester.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 22
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: We cannot recommend you to a more delightful and appropriate Christmas show.
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: It is a big, slick production. The only thing it lacks is taste.
Fresh: While a fantasy, there are no fantastic heavenly manifestations. There's a humanness about the characters, even the angel, that beguiles full attention.
The Bishop's Wife
This film will make you laugh and cry...Christmas in America was something wonderful before it was banned from our schools.....This film will be one of your all time favorites!!! No CG...actual scripts and music!!!
Like cotton candy
Light, sweet and fluffy entertainment. I admit I'm crazy about Cary Grant and that certainly adds to my rating. But I was spoiled by The Preacher's Wife with Denzel. 😉 The movies are very similar, but oh so different. There's room on my Apple TV for both!
Secret Christmas classic..
About faith,Christmas and love at many levels ..with humor and tears this movie,I watched every Christmas with my family growing up..
Don't passed this one up..
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1947
- © 1947 The Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Family Trust All rights reserved.