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The Bells (1926) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by James Young .

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On Blu-ray/DVD: The Olive Signature Edition of The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

By KC on Dec 10, 2019 From Classic Movies

I don’t know how I got decades into classic film fandom without seeing The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945). Yes, I thought it seemed like it could be excessively sentimental or cutesy (two things which happen to not be true), but I also love Ingrid Bergman in anything and Bing Crosby has grow... Read full article


The Bells of Cockaigne (1953, James Sheldon)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 6, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Bells at Cockaigne plays it very safe. It?s an inspirational ?play for television? about lovable old Irishman in the U.S. Gene Lockhart daydreaming about winning an apparently still legal in 1953 numbers racket the newspapers run. Lockhart?s going to use the money to go home to Ireland and his l... Read full article


The Bells of Cockaigne (1953, James Sheldon)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 6, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Bells at Cockaigne plays it very safe. It?s an inspirational ?play for television? about lovable old Irishman in the U.S. Gene Lockhart daydreaming about winning an apparently still legal in 1953 numbers racket the newspapers run. Lockhart?s going to use the money to go home to Ireland and his l... Read full article


The Bells of Cockaigne (1953, James Sheldon)

on Oct 6, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Bells at Cockaigne plays it very safe. It?s an inspirational ?play for television? about lovable old Irishman in the U.S. Gene Lockhart daydreaming about winning an apparently still legal in 1953 numbers racket the newspapers run. Lockhart?s going to use the money to go home to Ireland and his l... Read full article


The Bells of Cockaigne (1953, James Sheldon)

on Oct 6, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Bells at Cockaigne plays it very safe. It?s an inspirational ?play for television? about lovable old Irishman in the U.S. Gene Lockhart daydreaming about winning an apparently still legal in 1953 numbers racket the newspapers run. Lockhart?s going to use the money to go home to Ireland and his l... Read full article


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Immediate inspiration for the Sept. 1926 film seems to have been the April 1926 New York stage adaptation (one of many). On Broadway that April, director Rollo Lloyd also acted the lead role of Mathias (played by Lionel Barrymore's in the film) and Edward Loeffler played the mesmerist (Boris Karloff in the film). J.M. Kerrigan (later seen in a number of John Ford films) on Broadway '26 played Father Walter.
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