The Bells of St. Mary's

The Bells of St. Mary's

Director: Leo McCarey Cast: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers

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In this follow-up to director Leo McCarey's Going My Way (1944), Bing Crosby repeats his Oscar-winning characterization of happy-go-lucky priest Father O'Malley. The good father is sent to help out financially strapped St. Mary's Academy, a parochial school presided over by lovely nun Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman). The film is constructed in anecdotal fashion: Nun and priest gently quarrel over teaching methods; they help patch up the tottering marriage of William Gargan and Martha Sleeper; Sister Benedict plays baseball and teaches a student how to box; Father O'Malley softens the heart of the man who holds the mortgage (Henry Travers) by convincing the poor fellow that he's only got a few months to live; and the kids of St. Mary's put on a much-revised stage version of the Nativity, complete with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" on the occasion of the Virgin Birth. A huge hit at the box office, Bells of St. Mary's was nominated for nine Academy Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2013
UPC: 0887090075206
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 2:06:00
Sales rank: 20,805

Special Features

The Look of Love; An essay by film critic R. Emmet Sweeney

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Father Chuck O'Malley
Ingrid Bergman Sister Benedict
Henry Travers Mr. Bogardus
Ruth Donnelly Sister Michael
William Gargan Joe Gallagher
Rhys Williams Dr. McKay
Joan Carroll Patsy
Una O'Connor Mrs. Breen
Martha Sleeper Patsy's mother
Dick Tyler Eddie
Edna May Wonacott Delphine
Aina Constant Nun
Jimmy Crane Luther
Gwen Crawford Nun
Jimmie Dundee Cabbie
Bobby Frasco Tommy
Matt McHugh Salesman in Store
Eva Novak Nun
Joseph Palmas Workman
Dewey Robinson Truck Driver
Cora Shannon Elderly Woman
Minerva Urecal Landlady

Technical Credits
Leo McCarey Director,Original Story,Producer
George Barnes Cinematographer
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer
Stephen Dunn Sound/Sound Designer
William Flannery Art Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Marker Editor
Dudley Nichols Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
James VanHeusen Score Composer

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The Bells of St. Mary's 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a favorite of mine and my husband 's, a movie for young and old. I never tire of watching this heart-warming story! I already own a copy, so I purchased this for my mom. I highly recommend this wonderful movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the movie, thought to buy it. It is not hearing impaired friendly as no cc or subtitles on the dvd. I won't be able to watch this dvd again. Oh well, Dad was asking for this movie, so he can have this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Ingrid Bergman and Bing Crosby, you have to see this movie. I bought it because they no longer show it on TV at the holidays.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
grammyhanson25 More than 1 year ago
Great Old Movie! The story is so sweet and reminds us that honesty is the best policy, even when others think lying would be better. I love the passion that the sister's have for the old parish to survive and the faith in a miracle of a grouchy man next door donating his new building. It's like A Chrismas Carol all over again!
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
This was a heart warming story of faith and believing in the "impossible." Bing Crosby as a priest and Ingrid Bergman as a nun was a delightful sight. And there were enough humorous and touching moments in this story for you to truly enjoy this DVD. It is an endearing story with well-developed characters and a wonderful storyline.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My GF loves this movie and I had never seen it until last year, and I loved it. They don't make movies like this one anymore.
LCobb More than 1 year ago
Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman do an excellent performance in the Bells of St. Mary. It is truly a classic and great for the whole family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago