The Reluctant Saint [DVD] [1962]

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Synopsis

The Reluctant Saint
Directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa (Maximilian Schell) is sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy -- his parents believed he was mentally challenged -- he surprises a local bishop by his incredible relationship with the monastery's animals. Believing this merits a traditional religious education, he is taken in and taught to pray, with miraculous results. His spiritual energy apparently allows him to levitate, which impressed many, and terrified others. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Maximilian Schell
    Maximilian Schell - Giuseppe Desa
  • Ricardo Montalban
    Ricardo Montalban - Don Raspi
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    Lea Padovani - Mother
  • Akim Tamiroff
    Akim Tamiroff - Bishop Durso
  • Mark Damon
    Mark Damon - Aldo
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