The Bishop's Wife

Pleasant enough Goldwyn-produced whimsy, cashing in on the success of '40s angelic fantasies such as Here Comes Mr Jordan and It's a Wonderful Life. Angel Grant responds to a bishop's plea for help after his devotion to his plans for a new cathedral has alienated him from family and parishioners. Cary's charm works as successfully upon audiences as it does upon the film's characters, and his relaxed wit plus Loretta Young's delicate loveliness makes for a frothily touching comedy.

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Koster
Screenwriter: Robert E Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici
Cast: Cary Grant
Loretta Young
David Niven
Monty Woolley
Gladys Cooper
Elsa Lanchester
James Gleason
Sam Haden

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5 / 5

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kel

Much better than 'It's a wonderful life' but not as recognised as such. Cary Grant at his very best and combined with the amazing talant that is David Niven, it couldn't fail. Christmas movies do not get better than this!!!

kel

Much better than 'It's a wonderful life' but not as recognised as such. Cary Grant at his very best and combined with the amazing talant that is David Niven, it couldn't fail. Christmas movies do not get better than this!!!