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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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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


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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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This was actually written before "Going My Way" (1944) which was originally intended to be a sequel to "The Bells of St Mary's".
Bing Crosby's performance as Father O'Malley earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, the first time a person received a nomination for playing the same character in two different films (he had been nominated - and won - for Going My Way the previous year).
Many of the original theatrical posters and lobby cards portrayed Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in non-clerical garb.
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