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The Bishop's Wife (1947) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Robert Nathan published in 1928.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorHenry KosterNominated
Best Film EditingMonica CollingwoodNominated
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferNominated
Best PictureSamuel Goldwyn ProductionsNominated
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My thoughts on The Bishop's Wife (1947)

By Vanessa on Dec 24, 2012 From Stardust

My thoughts on The Bishop's Wife (1947) Okay, so I watched The Bishop's Wife (1947) last night on TCM for the first time and despite the fact that I enjoyed the movie immensely, one thing stood out and really unnerved me about the film: am I the only one who found it REALLY weird that Dudley... Read full article


“The Bishop's Wife”: A True Holiday Classic

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 20, 2010 From Classic Movie Man

“The Bishop's Wife”: A True Holiday Classic Losing His Religion and His Wife Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) is consumed with the construction of a new cathedral. His wife, Julia (Loretta Young), feels she is losing her husband’s affection as he attempts to raise the... Read full article


“The Bishop's Wife”: A True Holiday Classic

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 20, 2010 From Classic Movie Man

“The Bishop's Wife”: A True Holiday Classic Losing His Religion and His Wife Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) is consumed with the construction of a new cathedral. His wife, Julia (Loretta Young), feels she is losing her husband’s affection as he attempts to raise the... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sylvester: The main trouble is there are too many people who don't know where they're going and they want to get there too fast!


Matilda: Nobody expects him be normal; he's a bishop.


Henry Brougham: Are you expecting a letter?
Dudley: Well, you never know. If I did get one, the stamp would certainly be worth saving.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 11, 1953 with Cary Grant reprising his film role.
Originally Cary Grant played the bishop and David Niven the angel. When original director William A. Seiter left the film, Henry Koster replaced him and viewed what had been shot so far. He realized that the two were in the wrong roles. It took some convincing because Grant wanted the title role of the Bishop. He soon accepted the change and his role as the angel was one of the most widely praised of his career.
Near the end of the film, when David Niven is giving the sermon, he mentions Uncle Harry, when Cary Grant dictates the sermon earlier in the film, the name is Uncle Henry.
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