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The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Leo McCarey.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorBing CrosbyNominated
Best ActressIngrid BergmanNominated
Best DirectorLeo McCareyNominated
Best Film EditingHarry MarkerNominated
Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Johnny BurkeNominated
Best PictureRainbow ProductionsNominated
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Sister Mary Benedict: If we don't fail sometimes, our successes don't mean anything. You must be strong.


Mrs. Breen: You've obviously never been neck deep in nuns.


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The first sequel to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
At the 1945 Academy Awards, Bing Crosby and Leo McCarey won the Best Actor and Best Director awards for Going My Way. When Ingrid Bergman won the Best Actress award for her role in Gaslight, she told the audience at the awards ceremony, "I'm glad I won, because tomorrow morning, I start shooting the sequel to 'Going My Way' with Bing Crosby and Leo McCarey, and I was afraid that if I didn't have an Oscar, they wouldn't speak to me."
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 6, 1947 with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman again reprising their film roles.
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