The Bells of St. Mary's [DVD] [1945]

  • SKU: 22042657
  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • The Look of Love - an essay by film critic R. Emmet Sweeney

Synopsis


The Bells of St. Mary's
In this follow-up to director Leo McCarey's Going My Way (1944), Bing Crosby repeats his Oscar-winning characterization of happy-go-lucky priest Father O'Malley. The good father is sent to help out financially strapped St. Mary's Academy, a parochial school presided over by lovely nun Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman). The film is constructed in anecdotal fashion: Nun and priest gently quarrel over teaching methods; they help patch up the tottering marriage of William Gargan and Martha Sleeper; Sister Benedict plays baseball and teaches a student how to box; Father O'Malley softens the heart of the man who holds the mortgage (Henry Travers) by convincing the poor fellow that he's only got a few months to live; and the kids of St. Mary's put on a much-revised stage version of the Nativity, complete with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" on the occasion of the Virgin Birth. A huge hit at the box office, Bells of St. Mary's was nominated for nine Academy Awards. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bing Crosby
    Bing Crosby - Father Chuck O'Malley
  • Ingrid Bergman
    Ingrid Bergman - Sister Benedict
  • Henry Travers
    Henry Travers - Mr. Bogardus
  • Ruth Donnelly
    Ruth Donnelly - Sister Michael
  • William Gargan
    William Gargan - Joe Gallagher



Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable, almost forgotten classic

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    grizzly228

    I cannot vouch for the DVD extras since I can't seem to find the DVD available anywhere. But the price is excellent (if it comes back in stock) and the movie is great. I admit I'm a little biased since Ingrid Bergman is my favorite actress and is at her adorable best in this movie. I think her acting is better than even Casablanca as she as opportunities to show her range unlike Casablanca. Bing Crosby is excellent as well, though the singing numbers seem forced at times it doesn't take away from the enjoyment unless you loathe anything close to a musical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Story About Giving From The Heart

    Posted
    musicalpiano
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    A retro story about caring for others featuring Bing Crosby's songs. This is a sweet story about the faithful nuns working at a Catholic school. I won't say any more except this movie is a keeper and well worth watching every year. You won't be disappointed with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    elisabethlouise1950
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    I have watched this movie since I was a child and loved it. Unfortunately it does not air that often on television and being able to have the DVD in my library is priceless. Thank you Best Buy for its availability and as always for the great customer service!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic Christmas Movie

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    Charlie36
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    My wife lives this Christmas movie. I got it for her as an early Christmas gift and was extremely happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice old movie

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    Alan
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    Bing Crosby is excellent in this movie. It is a black and white movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    Janet
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    Wonderful movie to watch during the holiday season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good picture

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    Roper
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    Very good quality picture. Very sharp black & white

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    Caalmfr
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    Enjoyed watching this classic movie on this dvd. Well done

    I would recommend this to a friend



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