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The Nun's Story (1959) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Fred Zinnemann and Henry Blanke.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressAudrey HepburnNominated
Best CinematographyFranz PlanerNominated
Best DirectorFred ZinnemannNominated
Best Film EditingWalter ThompsonNominated
Best Music - ScoringFranz WaxmanNominated
Best PictureHenry Blanke, ProducerNominated
Best WritingRobert AndersonNominated
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[kneeling in prayer after offering to help the Belgian Underground]
Sister Luke: Dear Lord, forgive me, I cannot obey anymore. What I do from now on is between You and me alone.


[after a nun has been beaten to death by a crazed native]
Illunga: If such a death happened with us, Mama Luke, we would tie the murderer to a pole and cut his body for fish bait.
Sister Luke: But we would not. We have been taught to forgive.


Rev. Mother Emmanuel: Do good, then disappear.


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The film was based on the novel of the same name, that told the story of the real-life "Sister Luke," Marie-Louise Habets. In the film, Audrey Hepburn's sisters (siblings) were named Marie and Louise.
This was one of Audrey Hepburn's favorite of her films. It was also one of her most financially successful.
A real priest was cast as Father Andre the chaplain but his acting left much to be desired so Stephen Murray was cast at short notice.
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