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The Trouble with Angels (1966) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Ida Lupino .

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The Trouble With Angels

By Amanda Garrett on May 11, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

June Harding (left) and Hayley Mills play Catholic schoolgirls in The Trouble with Angels (1966). This article is part of The Ida Lupino Centenary Blogathon hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. The biggest hit of Ida Lupino's film-directing career was The Trouble With Angels, a 1966 comedy... Read full article


The Trouble with Angels ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 29, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I just thought of a scathingly brilliant idea!" Mary ( Hayley Mills ) is chock-full of scathingly brilliant ideas, most of them taking the form of pranks to play on the nuns at St. Francis Academy, the convent school for girls that she and her partner-in-crime Rachel ( played by newcomer June Hard... Read full article


The Trouble with Angels (1966)

By Crystal J. Anderson on Aug 1, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Director: Ida Lupino Writers: Jane Trahey (novel); Blanche Hanalis (screenplay) Genre: Comedy Main Cast: Hayley Mills (Mary Clancy) June Harding (Rachel Devery) Rosalind Russell (Mother Superior) Marge Redmond (Sister Liguori) Mary Wickes (Sister Clarissa) Margalo Gillmore (Sister Rose Marie) Judith... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS (1966)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 29, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Why does Hollywood love nuns? For an industry generally obsessed with sex and skin, the motion picture business has produced a remarkable number of movies about those black clad, celibate sisters over the years, including serious dramas like The Song of Bernadette (1943) and Doubt (2008), romantic m... Read full article


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Mother Superior: As for the social graces, I'm convinced that your school encourages barbarism and concerns itself only with free thinking, free wheeling and finger-painting.
Mr. Petrie: The finest educational minds in the country happen to be on our side!
Mother Superior: God is on ours!


Mother Superior: [to Mary] One of us may have to go. But I guarantee you, it won't be me!


Mary Clancy: I've got the most scathingly brilliant idea!


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Rosalind Russell appears in this movie alongside Gypsy Rose Lee, whose real-life mother Russell portrayed in her most previous movie role, that of Rose Hovick in Gypsy.
Upon arriving at St. Francis', Mary uses the alias "Kim Novak". Rosalind Russell, who plays Mother Superior, starred with Kim Novak in Picnic.
Producer William Frye personally offered his friend Greta Garbo $1 million to play the Mother Superior in the film. When she declined, he offered the role to Rosalind Russell at a much lower salary.
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