The Bishop's Wife Overview:

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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FAVOURITE MOVIES: The Bishop's Wife, 1947

on Dec 13, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Robert Nathan's (Portrait of Jennie) 1928 story The Bishop's Wife became the movie project of independent producer Samuel Goldwyn, and a costly one. Originally cast with Teresa Wright, Cary Grant as the Bishop and David Niven as the Angel, and directed by William Seiter (If You Could Only Cook), Gol... Read full article


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


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


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


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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.
In the version of the Christmas sermon dictated to the typewriter by Dudley, the following is shown typed onto the paper: "You give me a tie. I give you a book." However, in the pulpit on Christmas morning the Bishop reverses these two sentences when he reads, "I give you a book. You give me a tie."
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 19, 1949 with David Niven reprising his film role.
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