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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

Dudley: Sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread.


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


Dudley: The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.


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Facts about

Teresa Wright was playing the bishop's wife in the William A. Seiter version until the director was abruptly fired. She was not recast as she was then pregnant. Samuel Goldwyn's decision to start the film over again was a costly one, as $1 million had already been spent.
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.
William A. Seiter was the original director, but producer Samuel Goldwyn didn't like what he had shot and brought in Henry Koster to shoot a completely new film. The preview audience didn't like the new version, so Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett had to rewrite a couple of scenes without screen credit.
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