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zch| The Bishop's Wife
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1948
Comments:
Director: Henry Koster
Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert E. Sherwood, Robert Nathan
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason
Genre: Classics

Running Time: 109
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Features: Black and White
Studio:  MGM (Video & DVD) DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Mar 2001 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.98]
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Reviews:  Perhaps if "The Bishop's Wife" had lapsed on its copyright and fallen into the public domain like "It's a Wonderful Life", it would be as much a Christmas staple as that classic. It certainly deserves to be. Dudley (Cary Grant) is an angel sent down by the prayers of a new bishop (David Niven). The bishop is trying to build a new cathedral, and he's so entrenched in his fundraising that he's watching his own marriage crumble around him. Loretta Young is devoted, moist-eyed, and basically a great date for the tempted Dudley. They drink in the afternoon, go skating at night, and make impulse buys. The skating sequence beats mightily on one's suspension of disbelief, but the rest of the film is an absolute joy. Grant is suave, worldly, and enchanting. A wonderful present for anyone who has not seen it. "--Keith Simanton"


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