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 Actor||Bing Crosby||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Ingrid Bergman||Nominated|
|Best Director||Leo McCarey||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Harry Marker||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Robert Emmett Dolan||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Johnny Burke||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Rainbow Productions||Nominated|
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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The production was overseen by a Catholic priest who served as an advisor during the shooting. While the final farewell sequence was being filmed, Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman decided to play a prank on him. They asked director Leo McCarey to allow one more take, and, as "Father O'Malley" and "Sister Benedict" said their last goodbyes, they embraced in a passionate kiss, while the offscreen priest-advisor jumped up roaring in protest.
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