Come to the Stable
Laughs To Make Your Heart Ring Out With Joy !
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- ASPECT RATIO 4:3 (FULL FRAME)
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 16, 2012
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester & Thomas Gomez|
|Performer:||Dooley Wilson, Henri Letondal, Basil Ruysdael, Dorothy Patrick, Mike Mazurki & Regis Toomey|
|Directed by||Henry Koster|
|Edited by||William Reynolds|
|Screenwriting by||Oscar Millard & Sally Benson|
|Composition by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Produced by||Samuel G. Engel|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph LaShelle|
Rating: B- -- Well acted by Celeste Holme and Lorette Young as French nuns in the U.S., this sentimental religious melodrama was very popular in 1949, garnering 7 Oscar nominations. Full Review
The sad life of a Negro in Hollywood comes clear here. Dooley Wilson, who scored one of the screen's most sensational debuts in Humphrey Bogart's Casablanca, is here reduced to a lowly chauffeur... [his] fine talent is unseen and unheard. Full Review
Rating: B -- Sweet, pious entertainment of a sort that they don't make like that anymore. Full Review
Decent Films Guide
Rating: 54/100 -- Surely a film that shows both its age and its seams, Come to the Stable nonetheless remains a testament to old Hollywood's ability to sell anything it put its mind to. Full Review
Description by OLDIES.com:
A heartwarming family film concerning the exploits of two French nuns who come to America, setting up operations in a local stable, in order to raise money for a children's hospital.
A pair of French nuns fulfill their promise to God by moving to New England to found a children's hospital. A pleasingly warm movie based on a story by Clare Boothe Luce. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Actress-- Loretta Young and Best Supporting Actress--Celeste Holm.
When two French nuns relocate to the little town of Bethlehem, Connecticut, they try to improve life in their new community. Overcoming the objections of a stern bishop who comes to view them as an irresistible force, the sisters acquire land from a notorious racketeer. And then, they acquire funding for their venture from one of their former detractors -- a cynical songwriter who becomes sympathetic to their cause, after he learns that his hit song is derived from a Gregorian chant. Through a combination of hard work, prayer and even some skillful gambling, the nuns finally reach their goal, and succeed in establishing a new children's hospital.
- Darryl Zanuck initially purchased the rights to this story as a vehicle for Irene Dunne. Loretta Young persuaded him to let her play the role as part of a contract deal.
- Featured song: "My Bolero," written by Nat Simon and James Kennedy.
- Additional cast: Virginia Kelley (Mrs. Thompson), Pati Behrs (nun), Nan Boardman (nun), Louise Colombet (nun), Georgette Duane (nun), Yvette Reynard (nun), Loulette Sablon (nun), Jean Prescott (Mrs. Matthews), Gary Pagett (Johnnie), Nolan Leary (Station Master), Wallace Brown (Sheldon), Danny Jackson (George), Edwin Max (Whitey), Russ Clark (policeman).