The Bishop's Wife

directed by Henry Koster
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:1947
Date Added:11/26/2007
Date Watched:12/24/2008
Description:A bishop, Henry Brougham (David Niven) trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel, Dudley (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising, it's about priorities, helping the poor, paying attention to his wife and daughter. Dudley is attracted by Julia (Loretta Young), Henry's wife, and spends a lot of time with her, but only to get the bishop jealous and refocused.
My Rating:6

Reviews for The Bishop's Wife

Review - Bishop's Wife, The

I've never really cared for this movie. For starters, it takes itself too seriously. And it moves too slowly.

I watched it again on 12/2/19 and liked it better than I expected to. It is corny in the extreme, and the final third is slow, but it also make me yearn for a time when movies like this could be made for a popular audience—bad theology notwithstanding.
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