The Bells of St. Mary's Overview:

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)

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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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

Podcast: Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Here's a holiday treat! Listen to the latest episode of The Movie Palace Podcast where host Carl Sweeney and I discuss two classics: Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945).Happy holidays! Listen to "Going My Way/The Bells of St. Mary's" on Spreaker.... Read full article

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Quotes from

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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Facts about

This movie was made before the words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance, and the children recite the original version without that addition.
"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.
The song that Ingrid Bergman sings is "Varvindar Friska (Spring Breezes)", a traditional Swedish folk song for Walpurgisnight, which marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
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