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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)

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


Sister Mary Benedict: If we don't fail sometimes, our successes don't mean anything. You must be strong.


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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".
The first sequel to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Leo McCarey was inspired to write the original story in tribute to his own aunt and childhood counselor Sister Mary Benedict, one of the Sisters who helped to build the Immaculate Heart Convent in Hollywood and who died in a typhoid fever epidemic.
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