The Bishop's Wife [DVD] [1947]

  • SKU: 1437093
  • Release Date: 01/15/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

Synopsis


The Bishop's Wife
When Episcopalian bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) prays for divine guidance in his efforts to raise the necessary funds for a new cathedral, his prayers are answered in the form of a handsome, personable guardian angel named Dudley (Cary Grant). Establishing himself as a Yuletide guest in the Brougham home, Dudley arouses the ire of Henry, who, unaware that his visitor is from Up Above, assumes that Dudley has designs on the bishop's wife Julia (Loretta Young). Eventually, the lives of both Henry and Julia are agreeably altered by the presence of the affable angel: He regains the "common touch" he'd almost lost, while she realizes anew how much she truly loves her husband. Adapted by Robert E. Sherwood and Robert Bercovicci from a novel by Robert Nathan, The Bishop's Wife was remade in 1996 as The Preacher's Wife, with Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston and Courtney B. Vance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Cary Grant
    Cary Grant - Dudley
  • Loretta Young
    Loretta Young - Julia Brougham
  • David Niven
    David Niven - Henry Brougham
  • Monty Woolley
    Monty Woolley - Prof. Wutheridge
  • Gladys Cooper
    Gladys Cooper - Mrs. Hamilton



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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

    Excellent Christmas movie

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    Rocky14
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    This has become one of my favorite Christmas movies and I was very excited for it to be released on Blu-ray. Overall, the picture and sound are both very clear. Although the only extra is a trailer, I'm still happy just to have the film in HD. It should also be noted that there was a mastering error in the first pressing of the disc which caused a video glitch just before the 30 minute mark where a 2 second clip of a different scene is inserted. This only affects the video. It's not really a big deal as there's no dialogue during this scene, but it's something to be aware of. Warner Bros. has corrected the error and is sending out replacement discs. They sent one out to me immediately after contacting them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the great movie classics

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    alemap
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    It's a win, win! Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven are surrounded by a wonderful supporting cast. My favorite is Monty Woolley. Grant, an angel, is sent to earth after Bishop Niven prays for divine guidance. One miracle after another occur. Loretta Young is outstanding as Niven's wife. Just release in January from the MGM vault, this is a holiday favorite and one I enjoy year-round.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful holiday film.

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    Filmbuff
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    My salesman Robert is a great asset to your team. He is knowledgeable, friendly, personable and goes the extra mile to insure customer satisfaction. This was a small purchase yet He acted like it was an important purchase and like I was a valued customer. I was so impressed by him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT movie

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    SueB
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    purchased 1947 and 1996 versions of the same movie recently - The Bishop's Wife and The Preacher's Wife - the newer one for my son, and the older version for my DH and me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All time best Christmas movie

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    Gerald
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    This is a great story with wonderful actors. We watched every Christmas time since I was little (a very long trip me ago). Everyone ends to see this at least once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Christmas film

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    Blaqueink
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    There's a reason this film was a Best Picture nominee!! No matter how many times I see it, a great film. Far superior to "The Preacher's Wife" remake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie-wish it was colorized

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    pattywack73
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    This is a very good movie. The online description did not say it was "black 'n white'. Bought the BluRay version and it is a much better picture quality then VHS. Wish it was colorized.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    wonderful holiday movie

    Posted
    Sybil
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    I first viewed this movie during 12-16. It was such a good one that I knew I had to add it to our holiday movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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