The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


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A debonair angel comes to Earth to help an Episcopalian bishop and his wife in their quest to raise money for the new church.


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28 April 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| Choice Role For Cary Grant
Like "Life With Father," also issued in 1947, this is an old-fashioned "nice" film. Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven make up an impressive trio of stars, but Grant has the best role. He makes the best of it, too, with expressions on his face that are funnier than most of the lines he delivers.

One not-so-family oriented thing he does, however, as the "angel," is go out on dates with the bishop's wife (Young). No respectable married woman, especially back then, would ever do that. At least the two of them recognize this fact later. Niven plays the bishop and, as usual in the film world, is portrayed as a weak clergyman.

Nonetheless, it is a charming, feel pretty-good movie that entertains through most of it. There are a few special-effects in here, too, that are good even by today's standards. One example would be the Christmas tree lighting scene.

This would make a good Christmas movie for people looking for suitable films during that holiday.

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