The Bishop's Wife

An angel is sent to help a bishop and his wife survive their attempt to finance a new cathedral.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 27, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: Warner Archives

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 7,953
Rating: 5/5 -- With the formidable Gladys Cooper and Elsa Lanchester in supporting roles, it's a sweet, funny, captivating, altogether delightful picture, which too often gets omitted from lists of greatest-ever Christmas films. Full Review
Daily Mail (UK)
Dec 13, 2019
Rating: B+ -- 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. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 4, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- A warm, sentimental comedy-fantasy. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 27, 2007
It is a big, slick production. The only thing it lacks is taste. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Dec 8, 2008
There must be some excuse for this but I can't imagine what it is. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Nov 27, 2007
Rating: B- -- Cary Grant's suave, charismatic angel is the main reason to see craftsman Koster's sentimental, verbose serio-comedy about a bishop (David Niven) struggling with marriage and funds for new church; A Christmas staple along with It's a Wonderful Life. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Feb 12, 2008
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Its feel-good sentiment ends up drowning the film in saccharine.
Filmcritic.com
Jan 17, 2006

Description by OLDIES.com:

Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage. But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own, and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson isn't all he has planned.
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  • UPC: 883929727254
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