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The Cardinal (1963) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger and Martin C. Schute.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJohn HustonNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler; Set Decoration: Gene CallahanNominated
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyNominated
Best Costume DesignDonald BrooksNominated
Best DirectorOtto PremingerNominated
Best Film EditingLouis R. LoefflerNominated
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Gish Sisters Blogathon: Dorothy Gish in The Cardinal

By Lindsey on Sep 9, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

Fifty-one years after her debut film An Unseen Enemy was released, Dorothy Gish starred in her final film: Otto Preminger’s The Cardinal (1963). The film follows Stephen Fermoyle (Tom Tryon), a man who decided at a young age?– with some prodding by his parents — that it was his des... Read full article


You Otto See It: The Cardinal (1963)

By Google profile on Oct 30, 2008 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Otto Preminger's 3 hour epic, The Cardinal (1963), tells the story of the Catholic church during the 1st half of the 20th century through the journey of one priest as he travels down the p... Read full article


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Cardinal Glennon: We've never had a priest working with the Mafia before. But I suppose you made some interesting contacts in Rome.
Stephen Fermoyle: I had no choice, Your Eminence. I had to work my way through the seminary by selling opium in St. Peter's Square.
Cardinal Glennon: You're not afraid of me.
Stephen Fermoyle: No.
Cardinal Glennon: Why not? Most people are.
Stephen Fermoyle: I think it's because you remind me of my father. He was known as "Den the Down Shouter," but I soon learned his roar was the only fierce thing about him.
Cardinal Glennon: He's a lucky man to have a son who's not afraid of him.


Monsignor Monaghan: For Heavens sake, get them out of the church...!


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Facts about

The Vatican bankrolled some of the film, and the Vatican liaison was a young Joseph Ratzinger, who in 2005 became the 265th Catholic Pope as Benedict XVI.
Tom Tryon was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1963 for his performance, but suffered immensely under Otto Preminger's notorious abusive treatment of actors. At one point during filming, Preminger fired Tryon in front of his parents when they visited the set, then rehired him after being satisfied that Tryon had been sufficiently humiliated. This type of treatment was a big turning point for Tryon, who eventually retired from acting and turned to a successful writing career.
The Special Edition DVD features the documentary Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker.
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